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Greek MP seeks God’s forgiveness for backing cohabitation pact, reports say

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A Greek deputy has asked for God’s forgiveness after backing a bill extending the cohabitation rights of gay couples, according to reports.

“I personally feel this as a confession. We voted the pact in Parliament. I asked for two articles to be scrapped and indeed the one concerning adoptions [by same-sex couples] was removed. One provision was passed and this saddens me. It received my backing too,” PASOK MP Dimitris Constantopoulos told a religious charity in Agrinio, in central Greece, according to reports.

“God forgive me. This weighs heavy on me. Please pray for God to forgive me,” he was quoted as saying.

On Monday, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis became the first Greek official to sign a same-sex civil partnership agreement.