Same-sex Couples Can Marry In Slovenia, Starting Today

As of today, Same-sex couples can now get married in Solvenia.

From Reuters:

Slovenia permitted same-sex marriages for the first time from Friday under a law giving gay couples largely the same rights as heterosexuals though barring them from jointly adopting children.

The head of the unit in charge of weddings in Slovenia's second largest city Maribor, Ksenija Klampfer, told Reuters the first lesbian wedding would take place there on Saturday.

"We are very happy and proud that we will perform the first same-sex wedding. We believe that such marriages are an important step towards formation of an inclusive society where people have equal rights," Klampfer said. 

Reuters adds:

The law was passed ten months ago after a December 2015 referendum rejected a draft which would also have given gay couples the right to adopt children.

"This is a big step forward," Lana Gobec, spokeswoman for the Legebitra LGBT rights campaigning group, said. "But we will continue to strive for complete equality of heterosexual and same-sex couples." 

Tomorrow, in the city of Maribor, a lesbian couple will be the first same-sex couple to wed in the country. 

Congratulations, Slovenia!

H/T: Gay Star News