Greece’s Parliament Considers Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Despite Orthodox Church Opposition

Greece is on the verge of a significant legislative change as the country’s parliament votes on legalizing same-sex marriage. If successful, Greece would become the first country with a Christian Orthodox majority to enact such a law. Despite opposition from within his own party, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has garnered support from left-wing politicians, which may be crucial for the bill’s passage. The Greek Orthodox Church has openly opposed the move, but recent polls show a slight majority of the public in favor. The potential law would also permit same-sex couples to adopt children.

  • Greek Parliament is voting on the legalization of same-sex marriage.
  • If passed, Greece will be the first Christian Orthodox majority country to legalize same-sex marriage.
  • Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis introduced the bill, despite opposition from a portion of his party.
  • Support from left-wing opposition parties may be necessary for the bill’s success.
  • The Greek Orthodox Church has condemned the proposal.
  • A recent poll shows a slim majority, between 53 to 55 percent, of Greeks in favor of same-sex marriage.
  • The bill also includes provisions for same-sex couples to adopt children.
  • Mitsotakis, confident in his political standing after re-election, is seen as making a progressive move typically associated with the left.
  • The outcome of the vote is expected to be announced later in the evening.

The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster headquartered at Broadcasting House in London. Originally established in 1922 as the British Broadcasting Company, it evolved into its current state with its current name on New Year’s Day 1927.

AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center

Official website:

Original video here.

This summary has been generated by AI.