gavelsmallThe Slovenian people have rejected a new family law in a national referendum which would mean that same-sex couples would have been able to adopt children.

The law drafted by Slovenia’s former centre-left government – and opposed by conservatives would have only allowed gay couples to adopt the biological children of their partners.

According to the state referendum commission, only about 26% of voters turned out to vote, with roughly 55% of those rejecting the law, while about 45 supported it.

The referendum is disappointing for advocates of gay right. In 2006, Slovenia allowed official registration of same-sex relationships.

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