Dah, one never stops learning.

There was an attempt to some kind of civil union during the last legislature in Italy, but it was written by two idiots, and the parliamentary majority itself sent it back to the Government to be written with the brain turned on. Then the Government fell, new elections were held, and this clown* was re-elected.

Fabrizio

* (Silvio Berlusconi, in case you missed the last 17 years of Italian affairs).