Opponents of a marriage equality law
approved by lawmakers in Slovenia have succeeded in their effort to
repeal the legislation.
According to the AP, preliminary
results show that 64 percent of Slovenian voters voted Sunday against
the measure, while 37 percent were in favor.
After lawmakers in the former communist
nation approved the bill in March, the conservative group “Children
are at Stake,” which is backed by the Roman Catholic Church,
collected the 40,000 signatures needed to block the law from taking
effect and put it up to a popular vote.
“This result presents a victory for
our children,” Ales Primc, the group's leader, said of the vote.
Marriage equality supporters called the
defeat a setback.
“It's not over yet,” Violeta Tomic,
a lawmaker from the progressive United Left party, told the AP.
“Sooner or later the law will be accepted.”