Rome, Italy, Jan 30, 2016 / 12:24 pm
Rome's Circus Maximus was the site of a massive rally against a proposed law which would allow same-sex unions across the country of Italy.
Hundreds of thousands are estimated to have gathered for 'Family Day' at the historic site in the capital city a week ahead of a vote which could allow same-sex couples to legally enter into civil unions.
If passed, the legislation would grant same-sex couples - as well as non-married couples of the opposite sex - the same legal rights as married couples of the opposite sex.
Among the legal allowances would be the adoption of a child by the same-sex partner of his or her parent.