Greece legalizes gay marriage

Greece has made history by legalizing same-sex marriage, allowing adoption for same-sex couples, a move celebrated by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis but met with resistance from the Greek Orthodox Church.

In a groundbreaking decision, Greece has emerged as the inaugural Christian Orthodox-majority nation to legalize same-sex marriage, marking a significant milestone in LGBTQ+ rights.


Following a pivotal vote on Thursday, same-sex couples will now have the legal right to marry and adopt children, a move hailed by supporters as a triumph for equality and social progress. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis lauded the enactment of this historic law, emphasizing its role in rectifying a longstanding injustice and promoting inclusivity within Greek society.


However, the legislation has ignited intense debate and discord across the country, with staunch opposition spearheaded by the influential Greek Orthodox Church. This divide underscores the complex interplay between tradition, religion, and evolving societal norms, as Greece navigates the intersection of faith and civil liberties in the modern era.

Written by Telha

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