Athens mayor inks first same-sex couple union


Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Monday became the first Greek official to sign a cohabitation pact between a same-sex couple after legislation was recently passed granting homosexual couples almost equal rights to heterosexuals in civil partnerships.

“As the first day that the law is being implemented, today is very important for civil rights in Greece and the country’s compliance to international reality,” Kaminis said during the signing ceremony at Athens City Hall on Monday.