Monday, June 9, 2008

San Francisco redux on a Greek isle?

The mayor of the Greek island of Tilos has performed civil marriage ceremonies for a lesbian (but not, apparently, Lesbian) couple and a male couple, despite a senior prosecutor's warnings that he did so in violation of Greek law. The mayor was not exactly pulling a Gavin Newsom; unlike California in 2004, Greece has no specific ban on marrying people of the same sex.

The press is calling these"the first same-sex marriages in the country." Well, certainly the first in several centuries.

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