Proceedings of the 19th International Academic Conference, Florence

ORLANDI AND OTHERS V ITALY: SAME SEX MARRIAGE IN ITALY, A PROBLEM OF PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

GIULIA DONDOLI

Abstract:

The paper studies the case of the Italian non-recognition of same sex marriages contracted abroad. Many Italian same sex couples marry in countries where that is allowed; then, they apply to have their status recognised in Italy; but because there is no law regulating same sex relationships, their applications are often rejected. The paper studies a pending recourse before the European Court of Human Rights – Orlandi and others v Italy – in highlighting Italian private and international law provisions. To facilitate the analysis, the paper compares the Orlandi case with Oliari and A, and Felicetti and others v Italy, and studies the third party communications submitted by a number on nongovernmental organisations.

Keywords: Marriage equality, LGB rights, Italy, Private International Law, NGOs.

DOI: 10.20472/IAC.2015.019.039

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