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Kids' ID cards must have gender-neutral 'parent' -court

Salvini decree imposing 'mother' and 'father' ruled unlawful

(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 16 - A Rome civil court on Wednesday upheld an appeal against a 2019 decree by former interior minister Matteo Salvini, the current deputy premier and infrastructure minister, that said children's ID cards must state who is their 'mother' and 'father' rather than using the gender-neutral term 'parent'.
    The appeal was made by two women who are both the legal mothers of the same girl.
    The court said the decree breached European and international law.
    In a famous speech when she was in opposition in 2019, Premier Giorgia Meloni railed against mums or dads being called "parent one, parent one", declaring: "I am a woman. I am a mother. I am Italian, I am Christian. You will not take that away from me!".


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