Italian gay rights

Demonstrators shows his chained hands as he stands in front of the Italian parliament with other people with mouth and hands tied to protest against homophobia in Rome's Piazza Montecitorio on July 26, 2013. Italy's lower house of Parliament began debating Tuesday a bill that would make homophobia a criminal offense. The law is considered very controvercial as the Catholic Church considers homosexuality a sin  and as several Catholic figures spanning across center-left and center-right  fear the bill  could curtain freedom of speech and opinion.
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( FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP/Getty Images / July 24, 2013 )

Demonstrators shows his chained hands as he stands in front of the Italian parliament with other people with mouth and hands tied to protest against homophobia in Rome's Piazza Montecitorio on July 26, 2013. Italy's lower house of Parliament began debating Tuesday a bill that would make homophobia a criminal offense. The law is considered very controvercial as the Catholic Church considers homosexuality a sin and as several Catholic figures spanning across center-left and center-right fear the bill could curtain freedom of speech and opinion.

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