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Judicial Bolt?

Tasos Aliferis, the mayor of tiny Greek island Tilos, may face jail time for allowing gay marriage on his island, a first for the nation. Though the Minister of Justice declared the weddings illegal, Aliferis is sticking to his guns: “I consulted the Greek civil code and the constitution and verified that there is no law against same-sex marriages. The laws on marriage simply do not specify any genders. To me, therefore, if something is not banned by law it is not illegal.” [Telegraph]

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Jun 3, 2008
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  • 3 Comments
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Damn right, Ali.

      It’s not banned, it’s not illegal.

      Jun 3, 2008 at 7:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • An Other Greek
      An Other Greek

      Actually, if you read all he said, it’s quite moving and eloquent, and calls for Greeks not to forget that many human rights were conceived there…

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      Jun 4, 2008 at 2:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chuck
      chuck

      What a brave guy. My hat’s off to him.

      Jun 9, 2008 at 10:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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