Slovenia has become the first post-Communist country to announce the legalisation of same-sex marriages in time for the second annual Pink Week 2015 celebration in May.
Two million more people in Europe will be living with marriage equality as the Slovene government announces the introduction of same-sex marriage in time for PinkWeek 2015.
On Tuesday the 3rd of March the Slovenian parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriages. This makes Slovenia the first of any former Yugoslavian/Balkan country to pass such a law.
In the past two years, Slovenia has become increasingly recognised as one of Europe’ s most LGBT-friendly locations, not least due to the establishing of special LGBT tours and the country’s annual Pink Week.
Designed specifically for the global LGBT community and their open-minded friends, Pink Week encompasses an exclusive full-spectrum getaway experience that allows participants to discover Slovenia’s hidden gems and culinary delights in a single three-night break.
Matej & Mattej founders co-creator of Slovenia’s Pink Week, said, “We are absolutely delighted that Slovenia has become the first post-Communist country to legalise same-sex marriage. It is yet more proof that this beautiful country is now one of Europe’s top destinations for LGBT travellers.”
As it stands in March 2015 LGBTs in Slovenia celebrate the following rights:
◉ Same-sex sexual activity legal (since 1977)
◉ Equal age of consent (since 1977)
◉ Anti-discrimination laws in employment only (since 1998)
◉ Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services (since 1998)
◉ Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) (since 1998)
◉ Same-sex marriages (since 2015)
◉ Recognition of same-sex couples (since 2006)
◉ Step-child adoption by same-sex couples (since 2011)
◉ Joint adoption by same-sex couples (since 2015)
◉ Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military
◉ Right to change legal gender
◉ MSMs NOT allowed to donate blood
◉ Access to IVF for lesbians
◉ NO Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples (banned for heterosexual couples as well)