Greece to legalise same-sex marriage, adoption

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01/11/2024

Greece will legalise marriage and adoption by same-sex couples, the prime minister said on Wednesday (10 January), but gave no timeframe on the sensitive issue in the staunchly Christian Orthodox state. “We will legislate equality in marriage,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis told state TV ERT. But he added: “I want the discussion to mature in society before I submit a proposal to the cabinet.” The timeframe will “not be long,” he said. Greek media have speculated that the legislation will be presented before European Parliament elections in June. The prime minister said the move would benefit “a few children and couples” without impairing the rights of other Greeks. “Same-sex couples have children, and these children are not going to vanish. But these children do not have equal rights,” he said.

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