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1st Gay Couple Set for Marriage After Greece’s Historic Vote

Just hours after Greece's historic parliamentary vote legalizing same sex marriage, a gay couple in Athens announced—as required for all marriages under Greek law—their plan to marry to the daily Ta Nea. The couple contacted the municipality of Nea Smyrni...

Greece Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Historic Vote

Greece has approved a bill on same-sex marriage on Thursday in a landmark reform promoted by the conservative government over the opposition of the country's powerful Orthodox Church. “The vote has passed: as of tonight, Greece is proud to become...

Elpidophoros Clashes With Greek Church Over Same-Sex Marriage

Elpidophoros, the head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, expressed over the weekend his disagreement with the Head of the Orthodox Church in Greece over the baptism of children by same-sex parents. In a wide-ranging interview with the Athens...

Greece Pushes Ahead With Same-Sex Marriage Despite Church’s Opposition

Greece's government is speeding up its timetable to legalize same-sex marriage despite growing opposition from the powerful Orthodox Church. Government officials said Wednesday that the draft legislation would be put to a vote by mid-February. Greece would become the first...

Greek Orthodox Church to Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Holy Synod, the highest governing body of the Church of Greece, expressed its opposition to the government's expected bill on same-sex marriage and vowed to campaign against it. Top clerics unanimously decided to launch a campaign to prevent the...

Greece’s Parliament to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage in February

The Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday he will bring a same-sex marriage bill before Parliament in February, where it’s expected to pass although some members of his New Democracy may abstain. He was speaking at the...

Mitsotakis Says “Yes” to Gay Marriage “No” to Surrogate Mother

A Greek government bill legalizing gay marriage will provide parental rights to couples but will not allow them to have a child through a surrogate mother, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis revealed. "Yes" to parental rights for gay couples, "No" to...

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Defies Opposition in Visit to Holy Mount Athos

Archbishop Elpidophoros, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, has announced a visit to Mount Athos, the most important center of Eastern Orthodox monasticism, despite  some monasteries who expressed concern about his views on same-sex marriage. According to a...

Greece Vows to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Defying the Orthodox Church

Greece's government announced on Thursday that it will follow through on a pledge to legalize same-sex marriage, defying the country’s powerful Orthodox Church. Government spokesperson, Pavlos Marinakis says the law will be introduced in parliament during the current session, which...

Greece Mulls Legalizing Same Sex Marriage; Adoptions

The conservative government in Greece is considering legalizing same-sex marriage and adoption for gay couples, as an openly gay politician was elected leader of the main opposition. Stefanos Kasselakis, who was married in the US to American nurse Tyler McBeth,...