Greek Isle Mayor Hopes to Conduct First Same-Sex Wedding


Mayor Tassos Alfieris of the Greek island of Tilos hopes to officiate the first same-sex wedding ceremony in Greece:

“Tilos Island Mayor Tassos Alfieris says he would carry out the ceremony for two gay men who took the first official step toward marriage by posting a wedding notice in a Greek newspaper. No date has been set for the service. Greek civil ceremonies are conducted my municipal officials. Greece’s Orthodox Church has expressed strong objections to gay marriage in the past. In March a lesbian organization discovered a loophole in a 26-year-old law that does not specify gender in civil wedding. The two men on Tilos would be the first pair to test it.”

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Posted May 30, 2008 at 9:01am ETC by Andy Towle
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