Friday, December 22, 2023

Greece is ready to legalize same-sex marriage

Greece’s government announced that it will follow through on a pledge to legalize same-sex marriage. The spokesperson said the law will be introduced in parliament during the current session. 

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in July his intention to legalize same-sex marriage during his second term in office, declaring that “same-sex marriage will happen at some point, and it’s part of our strategy.”

Greece recognized cohabitation agreements providing same-sex couples with several of the rights and benefits of marriage since 2015.

However, Orthodox Church opposes the measure and concerns around parenting, which they disagree with because “it does not satisfy the rights of children to have both a father and a mother.”

A new opinion poll shows that the Greek public is almost split on same-sex marriages. According to a nationwide survey, 52 percent expressed a positive view overall, with 20 percent saying they “would like it to be allowed” and 32 percent having no problem, compared to 33 percent who say they would like it not to be allowed.

It's time Greece!!!

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