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Italy could remove faithfulness requirement for marriage

by Aaron James

Specifically, lawmakers are considering whether to remove a clause regarding fidelity from the contracts.

The move's been put forward by senators and is now by the Italian Senate's Judiciary Committee.

Senator Laura Cantini, who supports the bill, said: "It's the legacy of an outdated and antiquated vision of marriage, family and the duties and rights between spouses."

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But Myra Frost said on Facebook: "A marriage is also a commitment... to be faithful for better or worse. If one can't see himself/herself adhering to it, why bother?

Ken-Cathy Main added: "Government should not be involved with a religious vow in the first place!"

And John Sturm Fuchs said: "I hate the modern/progressive world so much.

"If fidelity in marriage is outdated and obsolete, someone please get me a time machine."

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A 2015 poll found 45 per cent of Italians had cheated on their partners at some point.

The same survey revealed more than a third of Brits (36 per cent) had been unfaithful.

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