Greece’s Parliament will vote on the proposed same-sex marriage bill Thursday evening after leaders of all political parties present their views.

The debate on the bill, which is called “Equality in civil marriage, amendment of the Civil Code and other provisions” began yesterday. The bill aims to legalize same-sex marriage and will enable married same-sex partners to have full parental rights of children. But, it stops short of allowing gay couples to have children through surrogacy.

The ruling New Democracy party, its main opposition SYRIZA, and the opposition parties PASOK, New Left and Plefsis Eleftherias are expected to vote in favor of the bill, which will give it enough votes to pass.

Meanwhile the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Greek Solution, Niki and the Spartans have expressed views against it, along with the Orthodox Church of Greece.