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While it had introduced legislation that offered several rights to unmarried couples, this explicitly excluded same-sex couples.The National Human Rights Committee proposed a registry that would cover both same-sex couples and unmarried heterosexual ones and the Greek group OLKE announced its intention to sue Greek municipalities that refused to marry same-sex couples.Justice Minister Sotirios Hatzigakis declared the Tilos marriages "invalid" and Supreme Court prosecutor Georgios Sanidas warned Mayor Aliferis of the legal repercussions of his "breach of duty", but he said he had "no intention of annulling the marriages".In May 2009, the marriage was officially annulled by the authorities.Male homosexual practice was decriminalized in 1951.Lesbians were not mentioned or acknowledged in the Greek Criminal Code.

There are four gay pride parades held annually, in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras and Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete.

Article 347 of the Penal Code outlawed male prostitution and provided for a higher age of consent of 17 for male homosexual acts.

However, this provision was abolished by Article 68 of the Law nr.

Ιn December 2015, the Hellenic Parliament reintroduced a law draft that would expand civil unions to same-sex couples.

Reactions varied from positive to negative, with many members of the Greek Church condemning the proposition. " The latter, paired with Amvrosios' initiative to have the bells of the churches in his metropolis ring mournfully, stirred up much controversy, the result of which was a kiss-in protest by two LGBT activists dressed up in clergy clothes in front of the building of the Athens metropolis.

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