Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in Slovenia.





Slovenia is celebrating its first same-sex wedding after a lesbian couple tied the knot in Slovenia’s second-largest city, Maribor on Saturday.

Civil partnerships have been legal in Slovenia since 2006 but offered only limited legal rights.  

Despite Slovenia's Constitutional Court ruling in 2009 that this contravened the country's non-discrimination code, it was not until March 2015 that its parliament voted to approve same-sex marriage, but this bill was later rejected in December 2015 following a referendum.

A second bill was approved in April last year and calls for another referendum blocked.




The new marriage legislation came into effect on February 24th, 2017 with the country’s first lesbian wedding taking place the following day.

Campaigners have celebrated the news, but they argue that there’s still a long way to go until same-sex couples are afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples.

Currently, Slovenia does not allow same-sex couples to adopt nor does it give couples access to IVF. 

Popular posts from this blog

Match Your Confetti to the 2017 Colours for Spring

Cardology: Same-Sex Valentine's Day Cards

Chiswell Street Dining Rooms: A Superb Wedding Venue in the Heart of London

Gay Pride in the UK: May 2016

Pride Events: July 2016

UK Government to Issue Letters to Same-Sex Couples Travelling Abroad

July 29th Wedding Auction in Plymouth to Raise Funds for Cancer Sufferer.

Queen Events Partners Up With the Birmingham REP Theatre

5 Things NOT to Do On Your Wedding Day

East Sussex National, Uckfield: Wedding Showcase on June 16th