Tuesday, 23 September 2014 19:02

Greek Government Delayed The Law Of Civil Unions For Same-Sex Couples

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Despite the pressure of population and of the European Court, the Greek government will delay the legislation that will allow civil unions for same-sex couples.

We had seen a few months ago that 162 same-sex couples had filed a complaint against Greece before an international tribunal.

As reported Omaha, the Minister of Justice Haralambos Athanasiou said civil partnerships were left on legislation because more study was needed on how the partnership would affect the system of taxation and social insurance, as well as family law.

"I think it's a question that requires us to comply with the detail and sensitivity involved ... and should not be added to the legislation that we are discussing," said Athanasiou.

By cons, the lawmakers still approved the bill making it easier to prosecute people who incite violence based on sexual orientation. The law, however, is not yet enacted and the debate continues.