The Italian Law Journal | ItaLJ

3 THE ITALIAN LAW JOURNAL NO. 2 (2017)

Unioni Civili: Same-Sex Partnerships Law in Italy 

by Nicola Cipriani

This essay analyzes the main aspects of legge 20 May 2016 no 76, which allowed same-sex partnership in Italy. In particular, it seeks to reflect upon the elements that most differentiate the regulation of same-sex partnerships from that of marriages, in order to better understand whether these differences are entirely justified and reasonable. Further, the work aims to investigate the possible future rapprochement of the two institutions and the possibility of a future opening towards same-sex marriages in the Italian legal system.

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