Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Slovenian Parliament legalizes gay marriage and adoption


Slovenian lawmakers have approved same-sex marriage and child adoption by same-sex couples amid opposition from conservative groups and the Catholic Church.

The bill was approved by a vote of 51 to 28 in the 90-seat parliament. Five of the 84 lawmakers present at the session abstained.

The bill, proposed by the opposition United Left (ZL), was supported by the ruling coalition's senior Miro Cerar Party as well as other centre-left parties.

The amendment defines marriage as a life-long community of two persons, regardless of their sex, eliminating the discriminative situation in force up to then.

Centre-right opposition parties were opposed to the text, saying it would enable same-sex couples to adopt children and undermine traditional family values.

In a February 2015 poll, it found 59% of Slovenians surveyed supported same-sex marriage and 37% were against

Slovenia is the 12th European nation to recognize same-sex marriage, and the first in Central Europe.

Welcome on board!


Slovenian PM Matej Vatovec introduced the bill

Vote 51 to 28 passed the bill

LGTB activists in front of Slovenian Parliament


4 comments:

  1. Slovenia is one of the great hidden gems of Europe. Its one of the nicest little countries I have ever visited, with cool people and very hot fit men. You can be in this beautiful Mediterranean coastal resort town -- Portoroz -- with charming old buildings, having the best seafood you ever ate with delicious local Green wine, a delicacy -- and drive two hours to incredible Alpine skiing in Bled -- which is a charming Alpine resort out of the Sound of Music. This is a gorgeous country, and not overrun by tourists yet. If you go to Italy, this is the next country over on the Adriatic near Venice -- consider paying a visit!

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  2. Thanks Eddi for your complete comment, always a pleasure to read them. Hugs!

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  3. By G. Donald Hamilton:

    #19 on the list of national recognition for this nation!!!

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  4. By Orlando Snorkeler:

    Thank goodness Slovenia has a decent Parliament, unlike the corrupt Congress that we have in the USA.

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