Business Standard

Italian parents ordered to maintain gay 18-year-old son

IANS 

Naples, Oct 6 (IANS/AKI) An Italian court on Friday ordered a couple in Naples to pay monthly maintenance to their homosexual son who was thrown out of the family home last month when he turned 18.

The court said the youth, Francesco, described as "openly gay" should be maintained by his parents "because he had not yet attained economic independence".

But the judge did not rule on a request for contact between Francesco and his younger sister made to the court by his lawyer, Salvatore Simioli, from Italy's Archigay association.

Francesco's mother, who is separated from his father, forbade Francesco from seeing his sister on the grounds that such meetings were not good for her.

"We will keep looking out for these guys (Francesco and his boyfriend) and for all victims of injustice and discrimination," the president of Archigay Naples, Antonello Sannino, said in a statement after Friday's ruling.

"We hope Naples city council, the Campania Region and local authorities will keep their promise to open a shelter in Naples for LGBT victims of discrimination and hatred," Sannino added.

--IANS/AKI

vd

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 23:56 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU