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Gay marriage up to Parliament, Monti says

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 6, 2013 at 9:43 a.m.

— Italian Premier Mario Monti, who is being backed by the Vatican in his bid for re-election, says gay rights issues — including gay marriage —should be decided by Parliament, not his government if he wins.

Monti told Sky TG24 TV on Sunday that issues involving personal dignity are more important that economic reforms.

But he stressed that his coalition forces, which include pro-Vatican centrists, came together to work on the more “urgent” task of achieving economic growth in recession-mired Italy.

He said the new Parliament will have a greater role than the government in dealing with gay rights. Monti didn’t express his personal opinion on gay marriage.

Same-sex marriage isn’t permitted in Italy. The Vatican, which carries significant influence in Italian politics, opposes same-sex marriage.

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