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Slovenia Rejects Marriage Equality

More than 60 percent of Slovenians who voted last Sunday voted against legalizing gay marriage. In March, Slovenia’s parliament approved legislation defining marriage as a "union of two" instead of a "union of a man...

by Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten
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More than 60 percent of Slovenians who voted last Sunday voted against legalizing gay marriage. In March, Slovenia’s parliament approved legislation defining marriage as a "union of two" instead of a "union of a man and a woman." The referendum was called after a conservative group, Children Are At Stake, gathered 40,000 signatures. The group argued that the marriage equality law does not recognize the importance of motherhood and fatherhood for the development of a child. Civil partnerships is still allowed, but not the adoption of children. Turnout was 35.6 percent.