Sunday, December 20, 2015

Slovenia rejects same-sex marriage in a referendum

Slovenians have voted today against same-sex marriage in a referendum.

The Slovenian’s Parliament passed a bill to legalise same-sex marriage earlier this year, to outcry from parts of the Slovenian public. Despite this, a referendum was forced after campaigners against the law gathered 80,00 signatures.

Voters in Slovenia headed to the polls today in a bid to reinforce a ban on same-sex marriage. With nearly all of the 620,261 votes now counted, the country has recorded 225,428 Yes votes (36.5%) in favour of equal marriage, and 391,818  No votes (63.5%) opposed.

A sad step back in the central European country for LGBT rights.