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Greece justice ministry to study impact of legalizing same-sex marriage

[JURIST] The Greek Ministry of Justice [official website, in Greek] has agreed to establish a working group to analyze the potential impact of recognizing same-sex civil marriages in Greece, according to Monday media reports. The move comes after the Greek National Commission for Human Rights [official website, in Greek] proposed legislation to allow same-sex marriage in the country. RIA Novosti has more.

Currently, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands are the only European countries to recognize same-sex marriage, although a number of others, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Denmark, and Croatia, recognize some form of civil union or registered partnership [ILGA backgrounder].

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