||Slovenia legalizes marriage equality, adoption
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Slovenia has become the first Eastern European country to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption.
The historic moment has come about after a six-to-three Constitutional Court decision in July said that same-sex marriage and adoption are constitutional rights, LGBTQ Nation noted. The court ordered parliament to add an amendment within six months.
On Oct. 4, parliament passed the amendment legalizing both marriage and adoption. Forty-eight members voted in favor of the amendment and 29 against it, with one member abstaining.
Neighboring country Hungary allows civil partnerships between same-sex couples, as do Croatia, the Czech Republic and Montenegro. Slovenia, once part of Yugoslavia, decriminalized homosexuality in 1977 after male same-sex relations were banned in 1959.
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