Rome, Italy, Jun 10, 2020 / 06:00 am
Italian bishops have raised concerns over proposed legislation against "homophobia" in Italy, claiming changes to the law are unnecessary and have the potential to infringe on the civil liberties of those who oppose same-sex unions.
A statement from the administration of the Italian bishops' conference June 10 expressed reservations about bills against "homotransphobic crimes" being considered by Italian legislators.
In the protection of the person in Italian law "not only is there no regulatory vacuum, but also there are no gaps which justify the urgency of new provisions," the bishops wrote.
They also said that introducing further legal penalties on discrimination risked infringing on freedom of speech.