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Greece joins 28 nations in recognizing same-sex families

Greece aligns with global standards for same-sex family rights


In a groundbreaking move, Greece has joined over 37 nations in granting recognition and equal rights to families with same-sex parents. The embassies of 28 countries spanning Europe, North and South America, Oceania, and Africa, all of which have already enacted similar provisions, warmly welcome Greece into the fold.

According to a report on Greek City Times, the statement, backed by nearly all developed economies and members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), including the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, underscores the significance of Greece's embrace of marriage equality legislation and recognition of same-sex families.

"We celebrate this historic moment alongside the people, parliament, and government of Greece," the joint statement highlights. "Extending the fundamental right to marriage to same-sex couples marks a crucial milestone in the journey toward equality and dignity for all within our nations."

Notably, the communique bears the signatures of delegations from Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Austria, Portugal, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Malta, Luxembourg, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Uruguay, further solidifying the global consensus on equality and inclusivity for same-sex families.

[With information sourced from Greek City Times]

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