Same-sex marriages commence in Slovenia
- The first lesbian wedding was scheduled in the country’s second-largest city, Maribor.
- The law establishing marriage equality in the country was passed in December 2015 after a contentious debate over same-sex adoption, although it was subsequently repealed by referendum.
- While able to marry, same-sex couples cannot jointly adopt a child or, for lesbian couples, undergo artificial insemination.
“Slovenia allows same-sex marriage, but not adoption” (Reuters | February 2017)
“Slovenia allows same-sex marriage” (POLITICO | February 2017)
“Slovenia will expand civil partnership rights after gay marriage defeated in referendum” (Gay Star News | March 2016)
(Image Credit: Jure Makovec/AFP, via POLITICO)