The Italian Senate this evening passed a bill allowing same-sex civil unions, but the legislation does not include a planned measure to allow adoptions by same-sex couples.
The bill passed a vote of confidence motion with 173 in favor, 71 against and none abstaining.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has long promised to pass a civil unions bill, described Thursday's vote as "historic".
But the bill’s sponsor, Senator Monica Cirinnà of the leftist PD party, said the watered-down version of the bill was a hollow victory. She said it was “a very important measure” but legislators now must take “a second step" as "we're halfway up the ladder", ANSA reported.
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