SYRIZA tables bill on same-sex marriage in Greek Parliament


Greece’s SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance party tabled a bill on Monday to Parliament on same-sex marriage.

According to AMNA, the bill was aimed at the lifting of discrimination based on gender in Greek Family Law, and the establishment of the right of all persons to get married.

The proposed law was signed unanimously by the main opposition’s parliamentary group.

In a statement, the group said, “The rights of LGBTQ+ are human rights – as the European Parliament remind us with the resolution of September 14, 2021.”

“The EU has already formulated a strategy for the equal treatment of LGBTQ+ for 2024-2025, for its tranformation into a true ‘Equality Union’.”

It also stated that marriage between couples of the same sex is already recognised in 14 EU member states and in 18 Council of Europe member states.

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to announce the government’s stance on a long-awaited legislation legalising same-sex marriage during an interview with public broadcaster ERT on Wednesday.

Source: AMNA.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

George Diakomichalis keeps family traditions alive at Kalymnos Pastries in SA

Are you looking for somewhere to indulge in authentic Greek sweets and pastries? If so, then Kalymnos Pastries might just be the place.

Restaurateur Chris Lucas set to define a new dining destination for Melbourne

Australian restaurateur Chris Lucas announced he will bring his elegant style and sophisticated design to 435 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Elfa Moraitakis joins Multicultural NSW Advisory Board

Multicultural NSW has welcomed two new voices to the Multicultural NSW Advisory Board and reappointed two current members.

Cafe owner Marino Plagiotis adapts to new business hours post-COVID

Workers are refusing to return to Sydney's CBD, leaving experts divided on whether the city should adapt to the "new normal" or not.

Apostolos Stamatelopoulos debuts as Socceroos defeat Palestine

Socceroos manager, Graham Arnold made his first substitution during Tuesday's 5-0 win over Palestine by debuting Apostolos Stamatelopoulos.

You May Also Like

Chaos in front of Hagia Sophia as police cordon breached and coronavirus distancing ignored

Thousands of worshipers flocked to Istanbul to attend first prayer in Hagia Sophia since it was turned into a mosque causing an incident with police cordon.

Paragon in Peril: Petition to save Greek-Australian café presented to Heritage Minister

Community take action to save the Paragon Cafe in Katoomba, a 102-year-old state heritage listed building.

From Print to Screen – The Greek Herald print newspaper goes digital

At only $1.75 per edition, you can now access the Greek Herald print paper through your tablet, smart phone, laptop and desktop computer.