Aegean island mayor set to hold Greece’s 1st gay marriage
ATHENS, Greece - The mayor of a tiny Aegean Sea island says he is willing to carry out the first civil wedding ceremony for a gay couple in Greece.
Tilos Island Mayor Tassos Alfieris says he would carry out the ceremony for two gay men who took the first official step toward marriage by posting a wedding notice in a Greek newspaper.
No date has been set for the service. Greek civil ceremonies are conducted my municipal officials.
Greece’s Orthodox Church has expressed strong objections to gay marriage in the past.
In March a lesbian organization discovered a loophole in a 26-year-old law that does not specify gender in civil wedding. The two men on Tilos would be the first pair to test it.