A ruling of the Consulta of June 2022 made the exclusive assignment of the father's surname to newborns illegitimate. You can give today the paternal surname, maternal or both. And on the basis of this ruling, the vice president of CONI Silvia Salis and the director Fausto Brizzi, who will soon become parents, have decided by mutual agreement to give the unborn child, the maternal surname. He will be called, in fact, Eugenio Salis. "The possibility that, in the presence of paternal recognition, the mother's surname is used is an epochal cultural change - say the future parents - and has gone incredibly unnoticed. In a society that, in the distant past, labeled as a "bastard" a child not recognized by the father and that, in a more recent past, looked with shame at having the maternal surname, because it was the result of a rejection or abandonment, this news would have deserved the front pages. On the contrary, we believe that raising a child alone was heroine especially in a country that certainly did not help you. And we also believe that it has always been a profound injustice the sense of rejection that millions of daughters have suffered in history for not being able to carry on the "family surname" and the sense of helplessness of so many mothers for not being able to conceive a male heir ".
For the couple, who appeared on the red carpet in Venice together with her showy baby bump, "it is important to give a signal, and with a male newborn. We felt it was time to do it because we live in a country where every day the news tells us of men who continue to believe women and children their "property" by disposing of it as they please. Punishment is necessary in these cases, but it is a cultural change that we need. A male who understands from an early age that there is absolute equality in his family will not become one of the men mentioned above."
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