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Greece: Gay rights activists use public holiday to stage kiss-in against anti-gay bishop

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  1. George 7 Jan, 6:24pm

    Please help us extend the civil partnership to all couples in Greece by following the link below and signing the petition..Nothing is sure yet. :(

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Legalisation_of_same_sex_partnerships_in_Poland/

    1. Er… That’s about Poland

    2. The above link is for extension of the civil partnership in Poland (which of course you could sign too!)

      For Greece go to: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/The_Minister_of_Justice_Charalambos_Athanasiou_Modify_the_Civil_Partnership_Law_so_tha_it_extends_to_samesex_couples/?copy

  2. Pinknews said – “He incorrectly said any other relationship than opposite-sex couples “is a unnatural aberration not even observed in animals.” ”

    Adding ‘incorrectly’ for childish effect is lower than low brow tabloid journalism.

    A factual and less confrontational editorial style of reporting would be welcome whilst gay people are still marginalised, vilified and live in fear of holding the hand of someone in public.

  3. Well done, you brave gays and lesbians of Athens! You’ve been so brave! Hope you got a real charge out of this action and that you’ll repeat it over and over and over again until LGBTs in Greece are treated with dignity and respect! Go for it!

  4. Colin (Queenstown/London) 7 Jan, 8:14pm

    Oh well done. Get this issue raised and out there. Most right thinking people will have no issue with gay relationships and marriage. I wish you well brothers and sisters in Greece. I’ll sign the petition.
    Every success and happiness.

  5. “The Greek Government was represented at the celebration.” What does this mean?

    1. Dimitris T 8 Jan, 10:10pm

      Members of the Greek government attend all major religious feαsts and priests and bishops “bless” every new minister, director in a public service, every sinlge school in September, every little function of the Greek state, which seems that it has not worked so well, so, we ask for loans from openly gay ministers and prime ministers, in EU! Read my comment above. There is more…

  6. Good for their brave stance. Yet again, religion stands tall as the last bastion of bigotry. When are they going to realise that the more hate they monger, the more civilised people will reject organised religion for ever? Personally, I can’t wait for their final demise into the annals of history.

  7. Dimitris T 8 Jan, 10:15pm

    More about the event:
    http://www.lifo.gr/now/greece/40073
    http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/gay-piphany-in-greece

    OUTRAGE!
    Mayor of Piraeus says he does not like gay people and he does not trust them in public life!
    http://www.lifo.gr/now/politics/40167

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