Greece passes gender-change law opposed by Orthodox church

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Posted on October 19, 2017, 1:51 pm
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Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “Greece passes gender-change law opposed by Orthodox church” was written by Helena Smith in Athens, for The Guardian on Tuesday 10th October 2017 16.39 UTC

Greece’s leftwing government has passed legislation enabling citizens to determine their gender identity amid fierce condemnation from the Orthodox church and accusations the law would “destroy human beings”.

After two days of highly charged debate, the prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, rallied parliament to endorse policies that would permit people to legally change their gender on all official documents without undergoing sterilisation.

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