‘Disgraceful’: Italy’s senate votes down anti-homophobic violence bill

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Bill would have made violence against LGBT people and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a hate crime

Italy’s senate on Wednesday killed off a bill that would have made violence against LGBT people and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a hate crime.

The 315-member senate voted by 154 to 131 to block the debate on the law, named after the gay centre-left Democratic party (PD) lawmaker and promoter Alessandro Zan and previously approved by the lower house of parliament in the face of months of protests from far right and Catholic groups.

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