No Longer Invisible, Greek Same-sex Couples Await Landmark Law

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02/12/2024

For as long as he can remember, 16-year-old Yannis Belia has had a “second mother” invisible in the eyes of Greek family law. That’s about to change this week, when lawmakers approve a historic bill legalising same-sex marriage and adoption. “Until now, my second mother has been like a ghost in the eyes of the law. She didn’t appear anywhere, on any official document,” the teen told AFP at a gay bar in Athens. “This law is going to change my life,” he said.

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