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Driving while gay: a Sicilian offence

Sat 11 Jun 2005 In: New Zealand Daily News

A 23-year-old Sicilian man who had his driving licence revoked for driving while homosexual has had it reinstated by a court, albeit in a backhanded ruling. The court said being gay was merely "a personality disturbance" and not a psychiatric illness, and had no bearing on a person's ability to drive. The man, identified only as Danilo G, had raised red flags with police when they discovered he'd been refused entry into the military because of his sexuality. They suspended his driving licence as a precaution while they investigated his "suitability" to take the wheel further. Mr G is reportedly "perturbed" at the turn of events and is demanding damages.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Saturday, 11th June 2005 - 12:00pm

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