Greece: Gay rights activists use public holiday to stage kiss-in against anti-gay bishop
This week a Greek public holiday including a traditional religious ceremony was attended by gay activists who used a kiss-in to protest against an ultra-conservative bishop.
The Epiphany was held in Piraeus, where gay couples staged a kiss-in in protest against the Orthodox Christian Bishop Seraphim, and handed out leaflets which read: “Love is not a sin.”
The Greek Government was represented at the celebration.
He incorrectly said any other relationship than opposite-sex couples “is a unnatural aberration not even observed in animals.”
There are around 1,500 species which show homosexual behaviour.
Greece’s ban on same-sex couples from entering civil unions violates the European Convention of Human Rights, the European court ruled. On Thursday 7 November 2013, the European Court of Human Rights declared that excluding same-sex couples from any type of legal recognition was wrong.