Those clever gay Greeks! Activist group OKLE discovered a loophole in the nation’s laws that technically allow gay marriage – and now they’re going to use it in their fight for equality:
The group, OLKE, said a 1982 law legalizing weddings in civil ceremonies refers only to participating “persons,” without specifying gender. Therefore, OLKE said, it will sue municipalities that refuse to marry gay couples.
“If the (municipalities) don’t give us the OK, the next step will be legal action,” OLKE spokeswoman Evangelia Vlami told The Associated Press.
“There should be no impediment for us. The law refers to ‘persons,’ not a man and a woman. … So we will proceed as if there is no obstacle.”
The revelation comes ahead of debates on introducing civil unions, which may now be a moot point.