This less progressive—and less controversial—version is expected to easily pass in the lower house of parliament.
Gay love is at the heart of Sivan's rousing celebration of the young and the young-at-heart.
Set on modernizing Italy, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has made the legal recognition of gay couples a make-or-break issue of his tenure.
Now, couples need only wait another year before finally tying the knot.
16-year-old Shira Banki was murdered by a Jewish extremist at last year's Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem.
Long the heart of the court's conservative bloc, his death has shocked the political establishment.
He will be gracing the cover of a special Collector's Edition of Men's Health Germany.