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Italian Courts Rule man has mental disorder cause he's gay; return license.

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  1. Darnoc

    Darnoc IncGamers Member

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    Italian Courts Rule man has mental disorder cause he's gay; return license.

    A gay man in Italy had his license revoked after he signed up for the military and they found out he is gay. The court ruled that his gay behavior is a mental disorder, but it does not impair his ability to drive a car and returned his license to him.

    I thought Europe was pretty liberal; is Italy an exception? I found it interesting that they determined him to have a mental disorder because he is gay. The American Psychological association must be pretty pissed of since they declared it isn't a mental disorder (though only 35% of the board were present for the vote on this subject, and it only passed by 2%).

    I just couldn't believe that he had is driver's license revoked because of this; does this sort of thing happen regularly in Italy or anywhere else in Europe?
     
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    Got a source for that there story mate? :)
     
  3. Darnoc

    Darnoc IncGamers Member

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    I just heard it on the news radio station here; I'll try to dig up an internet article on it
     
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    I thikn it's a load of crap, and i mean the fact that this could happen(and not the story).
     
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    Up next: People in Italy have their licenses returned after the high courts decide that being left-handed, listening to the Backstreet Boys, and tucking your shirt into your underwear, while being mental disorders, don't interfere with automobile operation.
     
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    I don't, but remember that the Vatican is in Italy; if any European nation were to take such a stand on homosexuality, my money would have been on Spain or Italy.
     
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    Yea, europe is pretty libral (probably the most libral area in the world) so i really cant understand why. Very odd since it was the army who classified him as having a mental disorder. There sholdnt be anything to do with the church in the army, and anyway, that sort of thing would be decided by a group of doctors, not 1 person most likely. The judge may have been a catholic, and heavily against homosexuality, but surely that would be a inapropreate decision and would have to be overturned (the metnal disorder, not his license). This must be pretty rare if it made news, i wonder if gay rights protestors will pick up on it and do something.
     
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    A while ago one of Italians top political men came out and said that homesexuality is a sin and women belong in the kitchen. The prime minister stood by him. I guess they don't like the gays.
     
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    Are you sure?
     
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    "You differ from the norm, you have a mental problem." What a bunch of bigots.
     
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    Liberal? Italy? As in 'Catholic-land' Italy?

    When people think of 'liberal Europe', they're probably thinking of northern Europe, Scandinavia etc. Italy is pretty conservative.
     

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