The new greek legislation opening marriage to same-sex couples: an analysis

Dialogues - Alina Tryfonidou - 16 Maggio 2024

Abstract: In February 2024, Greece became the 36th country in the world to open marriage to same-sex couples. This important change in the family law of Greece has come about through the promulgation of new legislation – Law 5089/2024 – which opens marriage to same-sex couples, allows two persons of the same sex to be the joint legal parents of a child, and makes some changes to the existing legal framework that bolster the rights of LGBTI persons. This article has as its aim to explain the main advances that this legislation has made in the protection of LGBTI rights in Greece, whilst also highlighting some of the gaps in protection that remain despite its promulgation.

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