Global Marriage Equality: Slovenia Advances

The global spread continues. Slovenia has begun the legislative process towards full same sex marriage. Will this be the first former Easter bloc country to get there?

From Box Turtle Bulletin

Slovenia marriage bill passes first reading

Timothy Kincaid

March 4th, 2010


The government of Slovenia is proposing a revised Family Law bill which would legalize same-sex marriage and allow for gay adoptions. The bill was proposed on September 21, 2009 and has gone through a period of public debate.

Yesterday, after heated debate – with much emphasis on the adoption provision – the Slovenian Parliament passed a first reading of the bill by a vote of 46 to 38.

According to the NYU Law School, a bill undergoes three readings, the first of which is a debate over the reasons, principles, and goals of the law.


3 Responses to “Global Marriage Equality: Slovenia Advances”

  1. Jayden Cameron Says:

    Czech Republic has same sex marriage-since March 2006. Wonderful news about Slovenia and what a gorgeous picture!

    • Terence@queerchurch Says:

      Is that full marriage, Jayden, or a weaker alternative? Wikipedia describes it as just “Registered Partrnerships”, and lists only 7 countries world -wide with full marriage: Netherlands, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Belgium, Sweden and Norway. (Portugal will join them soon). As I read the report from Slovenia, it is full marriage.

  2. Jayden Cameron Says:

    Yep, you’re right, it’s a civil partnership, not full marriage.

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