Vote on same-sex civil unions reveals common ground and divisions

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament
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Apart from being an important moment in terms of Greece aligning its civil rights with European Union norms, the passing of a bill on same-sex civil unions on Tuesday night also revealed some significant political fault lines.

The law was passed with the votes of a substantial majority of 194 out of 300 lawmakers. It grants full marriage rights to gay couples apart from the right to adopt children. The legislation updates a 2008 law that allowed registered cohabitation for un...

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