Slovenia is the first country in Eastern Europe to legalize homosexual marriage and homosexual adoption of children. Slovenia’s parliament decided on Tuesday to pass an amendment that will allow same-sex couples to marry or adopt children in the future.
According to reports, this is the first country in Eastern Europe to take such a step. Speaking about homosexuals in front of children, for example, is punishable by a fine in Hungary. The amendment to the law was approved by 48 MPs, 29 MPs voted against it, and one MP abstained.
It should be noted that the highest court in Slovenia ruled a few months ago that stating that marriage is a union between a man and a woman constitutes discrimination against homosexual couples. “With these changes, we recognize same-sex couples’ rights, which should have been respected for a long time,” said Secretary of State Simon Maljevac.
Because the Slovenian Democratic Party did not agree with the court’s decision, many protests were organized against the new law’s implementation. “A mother can never be replaced by the best father, and vice versa.” – said the chairwoman of the SDS Alenka Jeraj.