Slovenians vote in marriage equality referendum

More than 1.7 million people are registered to cast their ballots in a referendum on whether to allow same-sex marriage in SloveniaSlovenians voted Sunday in a referendum on whether the largely Catholic EU member will become Europe’s first ex-communist country to allow same-sex marriage. In March, parliament approved legislation redefining marriage as a “union of two” instead of a “union of a man and a woman”, granting same-sex couples the same rights as their opposite-sex counterparts, including the right to adopt children. A group called “Children Are At Stake” managed to gather the 40,000 signatures necessary to force a referendum.

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