Appearing at the Berlin Film Festival
on Monday, actress Julianne Moore weighed in on a proposed civil
unions bill in Italy.
Opponents of the bill, which would for
the first time recognize the unions of gay and lesbian couples in
Italy, have criticized its inclusion of limited adoption rights.
They say that allowing spouses to adopt the biological children of
their partners would lead to surrogacy, which is banned in Italy.
on gay civil unions in Italy suspended.)
At a press conference for the film
Maggie's Plan, Moore, who stars in the film, was asked how she
felt about Italy's “step-child adoption.”
“Everyone having a family is a matter
of human rights,” she answered. “Every individual should have
the right to have a family.”
According to The
Hollywood Reporter, Moore also offered support for same-sex