• Short Summary

    The people of Italy have already begun petitioning for divorce following the passing of an historic bill by the Italian parliament on December 1 allowing divorce on a limited number of grounds.

  • Description

    The people of Italy have already begun petitioning for divorce following the passing of an historic bill by the Italian parliament on December 1 allowing divorce on a limited number of grounds. The bill was come into effect on December 18.

    The bill permitting divorce was passed by 319 votes to 286 after a five-year parliamentary battle.

    The first decrees are expected to be issued early in the New Year. Up to two million people are expected to benefit from the divorce bill. They are mainly couples who have been separated for long periods. Many have lived with other partners, producing offspring that have been branded as illegitimate.

    Demonstrations supporting the passage of the bill have been continuing in Rome. Yesterday (Saturday) several hundred people gathered at Campo di Fiori Square in support of divorce.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49QLO9AI980YRS7DF8JSRBF5S
    Media URN:
    VLVA49QLO9AI980YRS7DF8JSRBF5S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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