Greek Holy Synod denounces civil partnership agreement for same-sex couples

The Standing Holy Synod, the Greek Church’s top executive body, announced on Wednesday it upholds a previous decision to consider the extension of civil partnership agreement to same-sex couples as an “aberration” to the institution of family.

Greek Holy Synod denounces civil partnership agreement for same-sex couples

The announcement refers to the draft bill which the government is expected to be tabled in parliament in the coming days.

In its previous announcement, the Holy Synod stated that “aberrations extremely relevant for Greek society include civil marriage, the single-parent family, cohabitation and the so-called marriage of homosexuals” and continued to add that respect in the value of human beings derives from “the rejection of any substitute institution such as civil partnership, which attempts to relegate family life at the level of civil transactions and for whose change all you need is a simple change of mind of the parties involved.”

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