On February 24, 2017, law came into effect in Slovenia that permits same-sex marriage. The law, which was initially passed in May 2016, gives gay couples largely the same rights as heterosexuals but bars them from jointly adopting children and from assisted technology. Since 2006, Slovenia permitted same-sex partnerships to be registered, and partners are allowed to adopt children from a partner’s prior relationship, but not the children of others. In December 2015, a referendum rejected a prior draft of the law that would have allowed same-sex couples the right to adopt children.
Mor Wetzler is an associate at Paul Hastings in New York, New York.
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