Greek bishop convicted over comments attacking gays

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) | A Greek court has convicted a prominent Orthodox Church official of violating laws against racism and abusing his office over an anti-gay blog posting.

Amvrossios, Bishop of Kalavryta and Aigialeia in the southern Peloponnese region, received a seven-month sentence, suspended for three years.

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Greece allows same-sex couples to foster children

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has approved new legislation that will allow homosexual couples to foster children, as part of a shake-up of the country’s adoption and fostering laws.

Lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament voted 161-103 to allow same-sex partners in a civil partnership to become foster — but not adoptive — parents.

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Greece’s civil unions delay draws government protests

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Gay rights protesters gathered outside Greece’s parliament after the government said it would delay legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. The decision came despite a European court ruling that found Greece has been discriminating against gays.

About 500 people joined the peaceful protest Sept. 5 in central Athens as lawmakers prepared to vote on an anti-racism bill.

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