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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]

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  • 3 Comments
    • 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

      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

      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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