Athens Mayor Kaminis signs the country’s first same gender civil partnership

In an historic day for the gay and lesbian community in Greece, Athens Mayor Kaminis signed on Monday the country’s first same gender civil partnership.

“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,” the mayor said during the signing ceremony at Athens City Hall on Monday.

While Greece is one of the last European countries to legalize gay civil union, the Greek Orthodox Church still opposes the policy, so one waits in anticipation for its reaction to the signing of the first ever same gender civil partnership by Athen’s mayor.