Oct 25, 2007 3:21 PM GMT
Tuscany's regional government is set to post thousands of posters of a newborn infant wearing a wristband labeled "homosexual" as part of an anti-discrimination campaign.
The posters say "Sexual orientation is not a choice."
Said Tuscany region's civil rights councillor Agostino Fragai: "Homosexuality is not a vice and hence should not be condemned nor marginalised, or worse still persecuted."
Conservatives (and even some left-leaning politicians concerned with the lack of genetic proof) in Italy are up in arms. Said Christian lawmaker Lucio Volonte: "Exploiting newborns to suggest that homosexual tendencies are innate is a misleading and shameful act."