Moreover, the same goes for dance audiences e. However, the number of male dancers has increased in the last decade or so. On the other hand, the male dancer suffers from a stigma Goffman, which appears indelible, throwing his primary identity into crisis i. What are the normalising strategies for the men-who-dance and the dance-danced-by-men? What are the symbolic and material resources from which one can draw?
LGBT rights in Italy
Italy won't recognize gay couple as dads to surrogate babies — Equal Eyes
It was disclosed earlier this week that a court in the northern Italian city of Trento granted the men full rights as parents to their six-year-old twins, who were born in Canada through surrogacy. The gay community hailed the decision—the first to accord full parental rights to a non-biological father—as historic in a country that last year became one of the last in Europe to approve civil unions for gay couples. The ruling also illustrated the chaos surrounding parental rights for same-sex couples in Italy, where courts are stepping in to fill a legislative vacuum left by the new law. The legislation approving civil unions stopped short of addressing broader questions of parental rights and other family law issues for same-sex couples. Political opposition was so fierce that lawmakers scotched any reference to adoption or parental rights to get the bill passed. Skip to Main Content Skip to Search.
In Italy, Confusion and Division Over Same-Sex Parenting
The highest court in Italy has ruled that parents who seek to have children via surrogacy in other countries will not be recognized as co-parents. The decision follows a long court battle wherein the couple initially won their case in the Trento Court of Appeals in February of But that ruling was challenged by the public prosecutor of Trento as well as the mayor of Trento and the Ministry of the Interior. Sexual orientation was not explicitly mentioned in the ruling. In , a child born to a heterosexual couple was ordered to be removed from the parents after it was discovered the child was born with the help of a Russian surrogate.
While female sexuality appears to be more fluid, research suggests that male gayness is an inborn, unalterable, strongly genetically influenced trait. But considering that the trait discourages the type of sex that leads to procreation — that is, sex with women — and would therefore seem to thwart its own chances of being genetically passed on to the next generation, why are there gay men at all? This longstanding question is finally being answered by new and ongoing research.