NGA Law in BBC – ‘The state says our kids don’t exist’ – how LGBT life is changing in Italy

September 25, 2023

The BBC has published an in-depth piece about Italy’s new controversial surrogacy law, which is causing concern among LGBT families. This controversial bill is part of the socially conservative agenda led by Italy’s first female prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, who strongly advocates for traditional family values and opposes same-sex parenting. The article highlights the potential significant impact of the proposed law on LGBT families, as it seeks to ban surrogacy, even if conducted abroad. Additionally, it discusses broader concerns faced by Italy’s same-sex parents, such as challenges with registering birth certificates and adopting their own biological children. Some regions are even removing non-biological parents from children’s birth certificates, further marginalising affected families.

Despite encountering numerous obstacles, Italy’s resilient LGBT community remains determined to fight for their rights. NGA Law, as a legal firm that has consistently supported the LGBT+ community and actively advocates for LGBT rights, will continue to champion the community and their families.

The article quotes us regarding past attempts to ban surrogacy abroad and how these efforts have failed in other countries, including Australia and Hong Kong:

“The laws were unenforceable – there was no appetite to prosecute because it would be disastrous for the child,” explains surrogacy lawyer Natalie Gamble from the UK firm NGA Law.

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