SYRIZA tables bill on same-sex marriage in Greek Parliament

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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.

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