Same-sex marriage in Italy
43 images Created 19 May 2016
In January 2015, two Italian women, Giulia and Mari, decided to marry each other, notwithstanding the apparent "impossibility". As they weren't allowed to get married in Italy "officially", they decided to seal their relationship with a Buddhist ceremony, as Buddhism would allow such vow (Mari has been Buddhist since she was 18). The wedding was celebrated on May 15th 2016, by chance 4 days after the civil union bill was approved in the Italian parliament, and the wedding event was organized just as any Italian wedding except for the ceremony (which mixes different elements as in Buddhism there actually is no such thing as 'marriage'). The spouses are planning to make their union official as soon as the new law will be effective.