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Greek Church Leaders Press Parliament to Reject Same-Sex Marriage

ATHENS – The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has expanded its opposition to a measure that would allow same-sex marriage and adoption rights, in letters to the 300 Members of Parliament.

The bill would not let same-sex couples use a surrogate mother but the Church nevertheless has rejected same-sex marriage and said it doesn’t want children treated like possessions.

The letter will be based on a legal text that would analyze any potential legal consequences that could result if the bill is passed, sources not named told Kathimerini, especially pertaining to European courts.

Sermons on the subject will also be delivered at churches across the country at Sunday services on Feb. 4 in a further attempt to raise objections to letting same-sex couples have civil marriages.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis last July said he would bring the question before Parliament but will not order party discipline and let his members vote their conscience or abstain.

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