Slovenia Voters Reject Same-Sex Marriage, Again
Slovenia would have been the first Central European country to legalize same-sex marriage.By Katie Link | December 20, 2015
For the second time since 2012, voters in Slovenia have rejected an attempt to legalize gay marriage.
Back in March, the country's parliament passed legislation redefining marriage as a "union of two" rather than a "union of a man and a woman." It also granted gay couples the right to adopt children.
A group called "Children Are at Stake" gathered more than 40,000 signatures and demanded a referendum. Critics of the legislation argued that adoption by gay parents would go against a child's need for both a mother and a father figure.