Straight Into The Fire

Incoming European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso faces an uproar in the European Parliament that could cost him his job before it's even slated to begin on Nov. 1. Barroso's problem starts with his designated Commissioner for Justice, Security and Freedom, Rocco Buttiglione, formerly Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's Minister for European Affairs. When he testified on Oct. 5 before the Parliament, Buttiglione mentioned that he considers homosexuality a sin and holds the "traditional" view that marriage is meant to give a "woman the right to have children and the protection of a man." These and other comments estranged a majority...

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