Same-sex marriage legal in Greece – level 3

20-02-2024 15:00

Greece has become the first Orthodox Christian nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

Despite opposition from the Orthodox Church, the law change is seen as a significant advancement by supporters. Joyous celebrations erupted in Athens as crowds hailed the milestone moment for LGBTQ+ rights in Greek society. The legislation, which also strengthens parental rights for same-sex couples, marks a historic shift in the predominantly Orthodox Christian country. While critics argue there’s room for improvement, many view this move as a pivotal step towards equality.

The decision garnered a rare cross-party consensus in Parliament, with both left-wing and conservative lawmakers supporting the motion. Greece’s stance on same-sex marriage may set a precedent for other Orthodox nations, although the church remains firm in its disapproval.

Difficult words: predominantly (mainly, for the most part), pivotal (central and important), consensus (wide agreement).

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