Paolo Urso, a Catholic bishop of the Sicilian city of Ragusa, is
breaking with the Vatican “to declare that the Italian government should recognize same-sex unions,”
UPI is reporting. “When people, even if they’re the same sex, decide to
live together, it’s important for the State to recognize this fact,” he
was quoted as saying. “But it must be called something different from
marriage.” Italy does not currently recognize same-sex unions and last
summer Italy’s parliament voted down a bill that would have extended discrimination protections to LGBT people.