Tag Archives: Cyprus

CYPRUS: Parliament Approves Civil Unions

Via ILGA-Europe: The Cypriot parliament has voted in favour of the Civil Partnership Bill, meaning that same-sex couples in Cyprus will be legally recognised for the first time. The legislation, which has generated lots of debate nationally, will offer couples the same rights as civil marriage. However, joint adoption rights are not included as part of the civil union law. ...

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US Ambassador Attends Cyprus Pride

That’s US Ambassador John Koenig in the blue t-shirt. More from Gay Star News: Several hundred people marched in the east Mediterranean island nation’s 2nd annual Gay Pride parade in downtown Nicosia on Saturday. Unlike last year where scuffles broke out a small group of Orthodox Christian protesters tried to disrupt the parade, the parade went on without a hitch ...

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CYPRUS: Civil Unions Bill Advances

Gay Star News reports: The Cypriot Cabinet Wednesday approved a long-awaited civil partnership bill that would allow gay couples to register their relationships and grant them all marriage rights except joint adoption. The legislation will now be sent to parliament, where it will be discussed and put to a vote. Interior Minister Socrates Hasikos, who helped prepare the bill, said ...

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Olympia Dukakis For Cyprus Pride

From the Greek Reporter: Oscar-winning Greek American actress Olympia Dukakis has expressed her support for Cyprus’ first gay pride parade. The actress urged Cyprus’ LGBT community to “keep going forward, stay the course.” The first gay pride parade of Cyprus, will be held on May 31 in Nicosia. Local authorities and foreign diplomatic missions have already stated that they will ...

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