He had said it and he did it: this morning the mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri transcribed the first two foreign birth certificates of the children of two mothers. "A normal, just, dutiful, fully legitimate act," he said.
And that takes place right on the eve of Pride, the LGBT + pride parade in Rome, on which the controversy over the patronage granted and then withdrawn by the center-right governor of Lazio Francesco Rocca still weighs. Gualtieri's move, however, risks igniting even tougher clashes than those on the stamp of the Region. Fabio Rampelli, vice president of the Chamber of FdI, uses sarcasm ("we will give him the tapir of illegality"), but his party has already announced that it will turn to the prefect Lamberto Giannini: "The mayor is the first who must comply with the laws and cannot distort them for his political convictions" says the president of the Transparency Commission of the Campidoglio Federico Rocca.
Gualtieri, however, has few doubts: it can be done, "there are very clear sentences on the subject - he recalls today - and it would be really wrong and unfair not to proceed with the transcriptions or do it partially. With this transcription we recognize what is already enshrined in their countries of birth, which is that these children have two mothers, and not just one." It is, in this particular case, a child born in France with Italian and French mothers and a girl born in England, with a couple of Italian-English mothers. With this act, explains the Campidoglio, "minors are guaranteed the recognition of Italian citizenship with the related rights, and mothers full duties towards them".
The sprint forward of Roma Capitale comes from afar, since last March, when a circular of the Interior Ministry to the prefectures blocked the transcriptions arousing the uprising of the 'disobedient' mayors of the big cities, including Gualtieri himself. The right put up a wall, convinced that registry transcriptions were a way, in fact, to clear the practice of the uterus for rent. A debate that has continued to this day; the GPA (Gestation for others) was precisely the point on which the agreement between the Lazio Region and the Pride of Rome was broken.
The last episode of the question and answer was Rocca who, feeling manipulated by LGBT + activists, said he was willing to return the sticker in front of their apologies. "Surely I do not owe any apology and no thanks to the Region - says today the spokesman of Roma Pride and president of Mario Mieli Mario Colamarino - The history of patronage is a disaster that has shown us the face of the right in our Region, which so far with Rocca had seen little ".
This year's parade, therefore, in addition to the usual goliardy promises to be more militant than ever, starting from the title, 'QueeResistenza', and from the head wagon where satire will be made on the Minister of the Family Eugenia Roccella. It is easy to imagine that even the Lazio Region, in the signs and banners, will be targeted by criticism and sneers.
The rest will be the usual party of rhythm and color, with the godmothers Paola and Chiara and their hit 'Furore' to guide the snake that from 15 in Piazza della Repubblica will cross the center passing through the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums and finally Piazza Venezia, and then close with a flourish with the concert 'Rock me Pride' in Capannelle. Tomorrow there will also be the mayor Roberto Gualtieri, fresh from transcriptions in the Municipality: "I will be there with joy, like last year - he said - a very important event, a sign of the vitality and openness of Rome.
There is in all the capitals of the world. The LGBT+ community claims rights and even those who are not part of it participate with joy and combativeness".