Debate over the legalization of same-sex marriages in Greece will, by all accounts, will commence on Wednesday, following the latest and more-or-less clarifying statements on Monday by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis,
The latter noted that “equality in marriage” will be forthcoming in the country, essentially heralding the tabling of a draft bill to recognize and legalize same-sex marriages in Greece.
What remains to be seen is whether the pending draft bill will include provisions allowing for adoption of a child of a same-sex couple by the non-biological partner.
According to reports, the coming legislation will not include a “right” of assisted reproduction, i.e. through a surrogate mother, but may broach the framework for allowing a same-sex couple to adopt.
Mitsotakis faces internal party opposition to the prospect of legalizing same-sex marriage in Greece, although the extent of such opposition isn’t considered scuttling a ratification. The right-of-center political opposition in Parliament is also opposed, as is the influential Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece.