Rome, Italy (Italian Republic)
GAY MEN WORK OUT AT A BODY-BUILDING CLUB IN THE SO-CALLED GAY VILLAGE
IN CENTRAL ROME.
Gay men work out at a body building club in the so-called Gay Village
in a trendy district of Rome, July 30, 2003. The Vatican, alarmed by
increasing acceptance of gay marriages in the U.S. and Europe, is
attempting to enlist politicians and global public opinion in its fight
against same-sex unions. A document, 'Considerations Regarding
Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual
Persons', outlining instructions on how to oppose extending rights to
gay couples is due to be released by the Vatican on Thursday.