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    Bill Offering L.G.B.T. Protections in Italy Spurs Rallies on Both Sides

    Supporters frame the measure as a long-overdue means to provide basic human rights. Opponents depict it as an overreaching step that would suppress opinion.
    All countries
    158,846,155
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 9, 2021 7:07 pm
    Italy
    4,111,210
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 9, 2021 7:07 pm
    Spain
    3,567,408
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 9, 2021 7:07 pm
    Iran
    2,654,811
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 9, 2021 7:07 pm
    Germany
    3,523,190
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 9, 2021 7:07 pm

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