|New York City - Giuseppe Chigiotti and Stefano Bucci|
In a 5 pages opinion Judge Paolo Cesare Ottati of the Civil Court of Grosseto (Tuscany) ordered the recognition of the marriage of Giuseppe Chigiotti (68) and Stefano Bucci (57) contracted in New York City in late 2012.
According to the judge the Italian Civil Code does not ban same-sex couples from marriage.
The judge concluded that "It's undisputed that this marriage produces lawful effects in the State which was performed (New York, USA) and it is not against that laws".
LGBT rights advocates hailed the decision.