E-mail this to a friend. Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Last week, Supreme Court Prosecutor Giorgos Sanides sought to stop the marriage from taking place and issued a directive stating that marriage between same-sex couples will be "automatically annulled and considered illegal. Gay groups in Greece were angered after the conservative government left gays out of plans to create civil partnerships that would improve financial rights for unmarried couples. A bill has been submitted to the Czech parliament that would introduce full marriage equality into the legal code. DW News presents the most important news — in brief, quickly and up-to-date. The Town Hall of Tilos, Dodecanese, is going to host the first gay civil weddings in Greece next month.
Thousands of people march in the streets during the Athens Pride parade on June 11, in central Athens, Greece.
Greek Gay Couple Married in Tilos Continue Legal Fight
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thousands of people march in the streets during the Athens Pride parade on June 11, in central Athens, Greece. Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. A fateful year for the Middle East Hours after the ceremonies, a prosecutor on the nearby island of Rhodes charged Aliferis with breach of duty - a misdemeanour which carries a maximum five-year prison sentence.
The church's new leader, Archbishop Ieronymos, enthroned earlier this year, has not raised any objections to the proposed reforms. Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The Sydney Morning Herald. The mayor of a Greek island has defied the threat of prosecution to carry out the country's first gay "marriages". I still can't believe that someone would be prosecuted for defending human rights Tassios Aliferis Mayor of Tilos. It's never too late to learn your mother tongue. Vlami said Aliferis' prosecution was "an attempt at intimidation, to terrorise people and keep the Church happy.