Almost

Slovenia Has Legalized Same-Sex Marriage And Adoption, First Central European Country To Do So

In a landmark moment, Slovenia's parliament has voted to pass an amendment that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.
In a landmark moment, Slovenia’s parliament has voted to pass an amendment that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.
Slovenia’s government has recognized same-sex partnerships since 2017, providing some of the rights heterosexual couples enjoyed, but not joint adoption and in vitro fertilization.
slovenia same sex couple men kiss
as they take part in the Ljubljana Pride Parade in Ljubljana, on June 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jure MAKOVEC (Photo credit should read JURE MAKOVEC/AFP via Getty Images)
In July, the constitutional court ruled same-sex couples should be given the same rights as heterosexual couples, saying current laws discriminated against them.
slovenia same sex marriage pride not prejudice
A woman holds a sign as she takes part in the Ljubljana Pride Parade in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on June 18, 2016. (JURE MAKOVEC/AFP via Getty Images)
The court gave the parliament six months to amend the family law.
slovenia pride man rainbow flag
A man smiles as he waves the rainbow peace flag during the Ljubljana Pride Parade in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on June 18, 2016. (JURE MAKOVEC/AFP via Getty Images)
The motion passed on Tuesday Oct. 4 with 48 votes in favor, 28 against, and one abstention.
slovenia same sex marriage legal couple kiss
Women kiss as they take part in the Ljubljana Pride Parade in Ljubljana, on June 17, 2017. (JURE MAKOVEC/AFP via Getty Images)
“With these changes, we are recognizing the rights of same-sex couples that they should have had for a long time,” Slovenia’s State Secretary Simon Maljevac said, according to Euronews.
slovenia pride same sex couple women kiss
Women kiss as they take part in the Gay Pride parade in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on June 14, 2014. ( Jure Makovec/AFP via Getty Images)
The conservative Slovenian Democratic Party had been the main opposition towards the law.
slovenia same sex couple pride marriage legal
Two women smile at each other as they take part in the Gay Pride Parade in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on June 13, 2015. (Jure Makovec/AFP via Getty Images)
Previously, Slovenia had tried to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015, but it was rejected during a referendum.
slovenia same sex marriage legal couple pride
MARIBOR, SLOVENIA – 2019/06/29: Two women are seen hugging during the first Pride parade held in Maribor, Slovenia’s second largest city, in 2019. (Photo by Milos Vujinovic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
More on LGBTQ Rights
Subscribe to the Almost Newsletter for more

All the best news from around the world 🌏 💕✊
TRENDING

TRENDING