Civil Unions may not yet be legal in Italy, but one of Italy’s leading fashion houses, Gucci, is extending benefits to employees in registered same-sex partnerships. Additionally, the company will provide 15 days for couples to marry abroad if their current country of employment doesn’t allow for gay marriage—including in Italy.
Gucci is the first major global Italian company to extend benefits.
The company said in a statement that the new policy that it ‘confirms the spirit of inclusion and modernity of the Florentine brand.’
A decision on same-sex marriage in the country is expected later this year.