Recently, the mayor of the Greek island of Tilos Tassos Alfieris, agreed to conduct a marriage ceremony for two men. The couple then posted the wedding announcement in a Greek newspaper. Now Greece’s top public prosecutor Giorgos Sanidas, is attempting to stop it going ahead.
Back in March, a gay and lesbian group (can we still say lesbian ?) discovered a loophole in the current civil union law that does not specify gender. This was to be the first marriage to test it. Gay and Lesbian rights groups are already angry about their exclusion from a new civil union law aimed to increase rights for unmarried couples.
I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone is bothered if two men or two women wish to get married. The decision to get married is a private decision between two people isn’t it ? Does it really affect anyone else’s life ? No, it doesn’t. Love and commitment is not the property of heterosexuals.
I wholeheartedly support the right of gay and lesbian couples to get married if they want to. I would love to be present at this landmark ceremony in Greece if it takes place. Here’s hoping for an invitation !