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Greece allows civil partnerships
2015-12-24

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Greece enacted a human-rights' bill that permits civil-partnership agreements between same-sex couples, according to a Newsweek item that cites Reuters.

The development ( which happened when 193 members of the 300-member parliament voted for the bill ) occurred despite protests and opposition from political parties and the Orthodox Church.

A growing number of European countries have established legislation allowing registered partnership rights for same-sex couples; however, the issue remains contentious in many other EU states, especially those in eastern Europe.

Newsweek coverage is at the link: www.newsweek.com/greece-gay-couples-lgbt-civil-partnerships-europe-human-rights-408418 .


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