Greek gays press for same-sex marriages
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ATHENS, Greece: Greek gay and lesbian activists are protesting a prosecutor's bid to have the country's first same-sex marriages annulled.
Some 50 people took part in Monday's peaceful protest outside Parliament, with banners that read: "Same-sex weddings are legal," and "I want to get married too."
A lesbian couple and two gay men made legal history in Greece in June by getting married in two civil ceremonies on the small Aegean Sea island of Tilos. They took advantage of a loophole in a 26-year-old law that does not specify gender in civil weddings.
A prosecutor on the nearby island of Rhodes has tabled a lawsuit seeking the marriages' annulment. The case is due to be heard this Thursday.
The lawsuit followed a directive from Greece's top public prosecutor saying same-sex marriages were illegal.
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