Slovenia Legalises Marriage And Adoptions For Same-Sex Couples

Slovenia has become the 11th country in the European Union to legalise marriage for same-sex couples, as well as allowing gay couples to adopt children.

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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.

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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