Italian Constitutional Court: Children Should Receive Mother’s and Father’s Surnames

Italy’s Constitutional Court in Rome (Public Domain)

The Italian Constitutional Court recently ruled that all children should be given both their mother’s and their father’s surname. The court argued that to be given the father’s surname name alone was “discriminatory and harmful to the identity” of the child. As a result of the ruling, both parents’ surnames will be included on the child’s birth certificate. Read more over at USAToday.