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Italian Lawmakers Hold Kiss-In In Parliament For LGBT Rights

During a debate of an anti-discrimination law, Italian MPs stood and embraced each other in protest.

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Last year, the Italian parliament began the process of passing an anti-discrimination bill that included protections for LGBT people.

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Five Star Movement deputies attend a demonstration against the suspension of parliamentary activity in front of the Italian Parliament in Rome July 10, 2013.

The protest may have been expressing views that the bill is hypocritical.

The bill, although including protections against homophobic and transphobic comments, also protects comments and views within "political, cultural, or religious organizations."


The bill passed the lower house 354 to 79 votes, but some predict that it will not pass the senate. Watch the whole video here:

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