Italy could be one step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage as Rome’s candidate for mayor, Ignazio Marino, made the announcement on Monday that if elected, he would allow same-sex unions.
Marino believes the children of Rome should be introduced and educated regarding gay and lesbian equality.
Mariano is running against three other candidates. The election takes place on May 26 and 27.
Although it is legal to be gay in Italy, same-sex unions aren’t recognized anywhere in the country. Openly gay governor Nichi Vendola has admitted he doesn’t feel comfortable going out late at night in Rome with his partner, but would love to be able to have an open civil union in front of family and friends. He says he’s excited for a chance to do so.