First Ever Same Sex Wedding in Lesvos

A British lesbian couple were married on Wednesday in what was the first ever wedding ceremony between two women in the history of the island of Lesvos.

The two women had their wedding on the beach of Eressos before the statue of the poetess Sappho and their ceremony was conducted in accordance to UK law and will be formally concluded when the couple return to Britain.

Despite a recent law allowing civil partnerships between same sex couples in Greece, the law does not apply to foreign nationals that are not permanently resident in Greece.

Greek law currently permits same sex couples to enter into a civil partnership – though not marriage – if they are either Greek nationals, foreign nationals with a residence permit allowing them to live in Greece or if either of the two partners is a Greek national.

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