Greece to Introduce Same Sex Civil Unions for First Time in History


Greece’s Ministry of Justice announced today it plans to introduce legislation— for the first time in Greek history— giving Civil Union rights to same sex couples. The bill, which will be part of broader legislation introduced, includes rights on insurance, taxation, inheritance and other privileges afforded to other Greek citizens.

Greek civil rights activists hailed the decision, which should be passed without difficulty, given Syriza’s majority in the Greek parliament. A vote is expected to take place in early July.

The full text of the law (in Greek) is included on the Ministry’s website.