Italy’s Family Minister Fontana says NO to recognising children of gay couples

ANSA: Family Minister Lorenzo Fontana said that he was against kids being recognised as the children of both members of a gay couple if they were born via procedures “banned by our laws”. “The current family law situation cannot fail to take account of what has been happening in recent months on the issue of the recognition of parenthood, with the registration of children conceived abroad by couples of the same sex via the use of practices that are banned by our laws and should stay so,” the League lawmaker told a parliamentary hearing referring to surrogacy.