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Bill on same sex marriage in Parliament Plenary

The bill on same sex marriage was introduced to the Plenary of the Greek Parliament on Wednesday. The voting of the bill that has divided the society is scheduled to be voted on Friday. In granting the possibility of marriage to persons of the same sex, the draft bill “Equality …

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Same-sex marriage bill stirs conservative ND, left-wing SYRIZA

Former New Democracy prime minister Antonis Samaras has clearly stated for the second time within a few days that he will vote against a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. At the same time, he sharply criticized the proposal of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis who said that there would be “no voting with …

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Arch-conservative ND minister opposes same-sex marriage

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. …

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Two ND MEPs abstain from EU Parliament vote on same-sex marriage

Two MEPs from ruling New Democracy abstained from a vote on a European Parliament resolution calling for cross-bloc recognition of same-sex marriage. The draft was approved by 387 MEPs, 161 voted against and 123 abstained. Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou was included in the 123 abstentions while Manolis Kefalogiannis did not even participate …

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