Minister of State Makis Voridis raised objections to same-sex marriage saying he will not vote in favor of same-sex marriage if the issue is taken to parliament.
“I have articulated my personal viewpoint. I stand in opposition to it, and I have clearly stated that I will not support it. Beyond that, it falls within the realm of the prime minister,” Voridis said during an interview with the Action24 television channel on Thursday evening.
The arch-conservative minister noted that given the government’s absence of any concrete initiative in this direction, “the current discussion remains primarily academic and theoretical.”
In July, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the conservative prime minister, had announced his intention to legalize same-sex marriage during his second term in office, asserting, “Same-sex marriage will happen at some point, and it’s part of our strategy.” He went on to emphasize that “Greek society is much more ready and mature.”
Recent reports have indicated that the legislation would also expand adoption rights to same-sex couples, notes daily kathimerini.