Slovenia’s parliament voted yesterday to legalise same-sex marriage, despite fierce opposition from Catholic Church and right-wing groups. The bill was approved by a vote of 51 to 28 in the 90-seat parliament, with five lawmakers abstaining.
“This amendment defines marriage as a life-long community of two persons, regardless of their sex, eliminating the discriminative situation in force up to now,” said Matej T. Vatovec, a ZL legislator. He added, “Today Slovenia is entering the 21st century.”
Many individuals and groups have congratulated Slovenian lesbian, gay and bisexual people on Twitter.
Congratulations #SLOVENIA for introducing marriage #equality! http://t.co/bEUVjN0d0N
— LGBTI Intergroup (@LGBTIintergroup) March 4, 2015
So my homeland finally passed a law on allowing gay marriage yesterday.Welcome out of the Middle Ages,Slovenia.Proud of you for once.:)
— Dominika Sambolic (@Dominis88) March 4, 2015
To the good people of #Slovenia. Very well done. Your parliament has done you proud. #MarriageEquality.
— Con Psalios (@Konstantinos305) March 4, 2015
Congratulations to all our friends in Slovenia as they become the first post-communist country to legalize marriage equality! #MarRef
— BeLonG To (@BeLonG_To) March 3, 2015
Really happy that the same sex couples can get marry now in my country(Slovenia) 🙂
— sara (@saralluna_) March 4, 2015
The Country joins a growing list of countries such as the Luxemburg, United Kingdom, Spain and France, that have introduced marriage for same-sex couples.
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