The Party of the European Socialists praise the historical result achieved last night by the Italian Senate in adopting the Civil Unions Law. The Partito Democratico, under Matteo Renzi's leadership, managed to finally grant long awaited rights to citizens who had never enjoyed them. This is a great success to be proud of.
PES President Sergei Stanishev said: “The Civil Unions Law is a milestone in Italian history, it is the fulfillment of a promise for thousands of Italians. I would like to emphasize the good work that Partito Democratico has done in securing the approval of this law. This is a great success to be proud of.
Courage has won against fear, respect has beaten discrimination."