Some weeks late, just picked up on this incredible story. It is indeed from 2008, though that is hard to believe.
An Italian court has ordered the government to pay 100,000 euros (£79,919) to a man who had to retake his driving test because he was gay.
Berlusconi land is a rather worrying place. Attacks on Roma are now very severe and frequent, with signs of official collusion, while recent distressing photos on the net (which I won’t post) showed the bodies of two young drowned immigrants lying for hours on a beach while people just continued to sunbathe and party around them. I am 25% Italian myself, but deeply puzzled.
Thought inspired from here.