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.

  • 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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  • chuck

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

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