Monday, 16 February 2015 15:37

The New Greek Government Promises Legal Recognition To Same-Sex Couples

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The government has changed, the possibility of a law allowing same-sex couples a legal recognition could emerge in Greece.

Indeed, the new government has promised that same-sex couples would be recognized. This follows a condemnation of the country to discrimination by the Council of Europe's Court of Human Rights in 2013.

Thus, as reported by the Associated Press, Justice Minister Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos told parliament that civil partnerships, first legislated in 2008, would be extended to gay couples but did.

It remains to know when because no date has yet been provided.