Slovenia overturns family law in referendum

March 25, 2012, midnight

Voters in Slovenians on Sunday rejected in a national referendum a new family law that would allow same-sex couples to adopt children. With a low turnout of approximately 26 percent, around 55 percent of voters rejected the law, while about 45 supported it. The new family code was passed by the then-governing center-left coalition in 2011, but a conservative group collected 42,000 signatures by February to challenge the law in the referendum.

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