Slovenia, whose population largely practice, neither recognizes marriage between nor allows full child adoption by two persons of the same sex. Even as a member of the , its position has not changed.
The issue has been still debated in the country. In 2012, a majority of participating voters opposed a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage.
The government earlier this year passed a law to legally recognize same-sex marriage. However, the law had not been enforced; a civil group translated as For Children or Children Are at Stake demanded a referendum to the top court. The group’s petition for a referendum collected at least 40,000 signatures.
In preliminary results from this year’s elections, around 36.18% out of more than 1.7 million registered voters voted on the referendum. 63.5% voted to oppose the referendum, while 36.5% voted in favor.
Slovenia, however, has been allowing civil union registration by same-sex couples since 2006. Also, it allows them to adopt children of either partner’s previous marriage(s). Thirteen European Countries, such asand , and five non-European countries legally recognize same-sex marriages.
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