This was announced by the mayor of the city, specifying that there will however be “only indication of the biological parent”. In a video on his Facebook profile, the mayor explained that the “step forward” comes following “the question we posed to the Ministry of the Interior following the stop at the beginning of the year of acknowledgments and transcripts of the birth certificates of boys and girls of same-parent couples”
There is an “important novelty” in Milan: the Municipality will “finally” resume the transcription of the birth certificates of minors born abroad with two fathers. This was announced by the mayor of the city Giuseppe Sala, specifying that there will however be “the only indication of the biological parent”. In a video on his Facebook profile, the mayor of the Lombard capital spoke of a “step forward compared to the picture of the past few months”, which came following “the question we posed to the Ministry of the Interior following the stop at the beginning of the year to the acknowledgments and transcripts of the birth certificates of the boys and girls of same-parent couples”. The response from the Ministry, added Sala, “was favourable”. The mayor – acknowledging that “we are only announcing a small simplification” – wanted to “renew our closeness and that of the whole city” to the Lgbtqia+ community: “We are with you and we will continue to fight by your side, always”.
The next steps in Milan
Specifically, the question posed by the Municipality of Milan to the Viminale asked to “be able to transcribe the birth certificates of children with two dads in the registry office with reference at least to the biological parent to prevent the minor from being in Italy in our city without any act that certify the link with his family and this with the innumerable difficulties connected”. In the video, together with Sala, also the councilor for civic and general services Gaia Romani, who recalled how the Italian Municipalities have in the past repeatedly denounced “extremely concrete difficulties, from the impossibility of obtaining residency and identity card to the obstacles in accessing the rankings for nursery schools”, speaking of “an evident and unsustainable discrimination primarily against girls and boys”. Now, he added, Palazzo Marino will contact “those families who, returning to Milan around February-March , even this small step could not be recognized and since then they have been in limbo amidst a thousand difficulties and worries”.