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Same-sex and heterosexual union equal in Slovenia

With 51 votes in favour, the National Assembly passed the amendments to the Marriage and Family Relations Act, which grant equal status to same-sex and heterosexual unions in Slovenia.

The amendments provide a new legal regulation of the position of same-sex unions constituted by marriage and consequently ensure the same legal, financial and social consequences arising from the marriage or cohabitation of two people of different gender.


In accordance with the extended definition of marriage as a union of two people not necessarily of different gender, the amendments also include an equivalent definition of cohabitation.