The Italian Senate has just approved legislation which would legalize civil unions in Italy by a vote of 173-71.
The bill will head to the House of Deputies where the legislation is expected to pass easily.
Italy is the only major Western European country to not recognize same-sex couples.
The legislation is not perfect in that it comes stripped of adoption rights. And, of course, it’s not full marriage.
But sometimes, you have to move forward with whatever you can and live to fight another day.
Good going, Italy!