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Greeks Divided Over Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption Reform

Tensions rise in Greece as thousands take to the streets in Athens to protest against the proposed legalization of same-sex marriage and adoption. Orthodox religious groups, backed by the influential Orthodox Church of Greece, lead the demonstration, voicing concerns about the impact on children and traditional family values.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis faces internal opposition within his conservative New Democracy party, highlighting the divisive nature of the debate. Despite Mitsotakis’ support for the bill, which he claims benefits only a minority, the legislation is expected to pass with backing from opposition parties, including Syriza, whose leader is openly gay. The clash underscores the ongoing struggle between progressive reforms and conservative values in Greek society.