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Slovenia gives same-sex couples most legal rights

February 27, 2017

Slovenia has enacted new legislation that gives same-sex partnerships the same legal rights as male-female marriages, except that homosexuals are not allowed adopt children or conceive children through artificial insemination.

In 2015, Slovenian lawmakers had approved a measure that redefined marriage, allowing for legal recognition of same-sex unions. That law was quickly overturned by a referendum, in which nearly two-thirds of the country’s voters rejected same-sex marriage. The new legislation takes a step back toward legal acceptance for homosexual unions.


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