PM claims victory as marriage equality law passes despite dissent in govt, opposition ranks

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, PASOK-KINAL, Rights, SYRIZA
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Greece became the first Christian Orthodox country and the 16th in the European Union to legislate marriage equality on Thursday night, marking a landmark in the country’s human rights evolution and elevating the government’s reformist credentials, but at a cost for Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis as almost a third of his party’s MPs did not vote for the bill.

After two days of debate, which included some significant objections to the government’s draft law, including from within New Democracy ranks, 176 MPs in total voted to allow same-sex marriages in civil ceremonies, bestowing full rights on these couples...

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