02/10/2015 04:24 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Greece Vows To Back Gay Partnership Law

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new left-wing government has promised to grant same-sex couples legal status, in response to a 2013 international court decision condemning the country for discrimination.

Justice Minister Nikolaos Paraskevopoulos told parliament Monday that civil partnerships, first legislated in 2008, would be extended to gay couples but did not say when the changes were planned.