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    May 30, 2008

    Greece threatens prosecution if gay wedding proceeds tomorrow

    Posted by: Andoni

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    I reported in March, that due to a loophole (gender neutral language) in Greece’s recent civil marriage law, same sex couples were going to try to take advantage of this neutrality to get married. In Greece prior to the civil marriage law, the only option for couples wanting to wed was a religious marriage which was definitely one man and one woman.

    The first same sex civil marriage ceremony was scheduled for tomorrow on the small Aegean island of Tilos where the mayor seemed ready and willing to make history.

    However, after the mayor announced he was going to perform the ceremony, a Greek prosecutor threatened the mayor with criminal prosecution if he proceeded.

    Will this "Big Fat Greek Wedding" proceed? Will Greek history be made this weekend? Or will the loving couple face hostile government discrimination and spend what would have been their honeymoon in prison, but not alone, having to share the cell with the mayor who married them?

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    1. dimitri on May 31, 2008 11:28:49 PM:

      Great News. So what happened?

    1. dimitri on Jun 1, 2008 12:08:13 AM:

      What is amazing is that even though the Greek Orthodox Church is "officially" opposed to same sex marriage, the new leader of the church, who is equivalent to the pope in the Catholic church, is quoted as says "There is a need to change with the time".

    1. Hawyer on Jun 1, 2008 12:30:42 PM:

      OMG ---

      From the country what brought us Lesbos and Plato. Have they no shame?

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      Quite Interesting Article. SO what happened at last with this Gay Marriage..Can you please update me regarding this. I am very much curious about it. Thanks in advance..

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