Preliminary results: Slovenians reject same-sex marriage law


#1

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenians rejected a same-sex marriage law by a large margin in a referendum on Sunday, according to preliminary referendum results.

The results released Sunday by authorities show 63 percent voted against a bill that defines marriage as a union of two adults, while 37 percent were in favor.

The results were incomplete, but were unlikely to change significantly in the final tally.

bigstory.ap.org/article/16d15856e6fb48c2b836bee331fdd33d/slovenians-vote-whether-uphold-same-sex-marriage-law


#2

Just saw it on the BBC. Good news in that Slovenia is considered liberal by Eastern European standards. 37 pct favoring it though is still disturbing.


#3

Eastern Europe is however generally quite right wing on these sorts of issues (very strong catholic and orthodox populations). This is truly excellent news and a welcome blow against those who try to normalise what is wrong.


#4

Slovenia is however also a very small country sadly with a population of only around 2 million so it’s not like this will block the tide although it is welcome news.


#5

Liberal California reject SSM at one point too, but the American justice system overruled them.

When people are given a say, this is how they typically vote.

Expect people to be given a say less and less therefore.


#6

God bless and God help us from running around like sheep without a shepherd…


#7

63% against, 37% for, those figures seem loosely to be what many other places vote, North Carolina and so forth. I think the Slovenes join the Croatians on this.


#8

Sad to see. But 37% is a good number that will only go up.


#9

The U.S. should follow their lead!


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