The families of the Family Day in Piazza del Popolo and the LGBT associations in Piazza del Pantheon for the bill of the PD Zan on homophobia and transphobia. At the same time, in the Chamber, there is a clash over the postponement of the discussion on the disputed Zan bill, a postponement obtained by the opposition group leaders because they tested positive for Coronavirus like many other parliamentarians including Maurizio Lupi. “We do not accept an ad hoc postponement, on a law that the right wants to stop”, however, attacks the leader of the Democratic Party, Graziano Delrio. Eventually all activities will be suspended for a week.
However, the Montecitorio Council will meet again: on the table the node of remote voting, already placed during the lockdown by one part of the Democratic Party. “We can reflect on remote voting but for now I believe we can continue to vote in person”, explains Antonio Tajani, vice president of Forza Italia.
The climate is hot. The president of the CEI, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, reiterated that “the Church has attention, care and respect for every human person” and for this “I believe it is essential to avoid any kind of ideological drift for which it is punishable by criminal sanction for alleged homophobia who does not contemplate the affectivity model expressed by people of the same sex “. Many people support the same convictions in the squares all over Italy but the opposition is strong with those who protested for the opposite reason, because even the LGBT associations contest the bill: “It cannot be a right to call us sick as provided for in Article 3”.
In Piazza del Popolo “Let’s stay free”, Family Day, Pro Vita, people who fear paradoxical processes as in other countries where there are ad hoc laws. Recent the case of Harry Potter’s “mother”, JK Rowling, who defended a woman sacked for writing that, according to her, those who have made a journey as a man to become a woman cannot really consider themselves a woman. Not even the amendment that excludes the expression of opinions from the crime of homophobia is considered sufficient, because it entrusts to the discretion of a judge’s sentence what is guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution.
Politics is divided. Both Giorgia Meloni and Matteo Salvini sided with the Family day. The secretary of the Democratic Party, Nicola Zingaretti, chose instead the LGBT squares and said that “we will do everything to approve” the Zan law.