The Greek Parliament has ratified a controversial bill that would protect LGBT people from workplace discrimination. In a vote of 201 to 21 (with 73 MPs absent), the legislature moved the bill forward. In addition to ensuring equality in the workplace, it would also expand rights for same-sex couples. Despite the bill being heavily criticized by the conservative party who decried it as anti-Christian, it will move forward.
Since Greece’s president does not have the power to veto bills passed by the Parliament, it will almost certainly become law, granting couples in same-sex unions identical rights to opposite-sex married couples.