Greece will legalise same-sex marriage, despite church opposition

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12/29/2023

The Greek government is pushing ahead with its same-sex marriage legislation, despite opposition from the church. In July, the prime minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, promised to legalise same-sex marriage, saying that “Greek society is much more ready and mature.” As of 2015, Greece recognises cohabitation agreements for same-sex couples, offering some of the rights and benefits of marriage. The finalised version of the legislation, which is being formulated to minimise grounds for opposition, is expected to prompt debates focusing on rights, especially the parental rights of LGBTQ+ couples, as reported by Neos Kosmos. On Wednesday (27 December), government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis addressed misconceptions about the bill.

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