Slovenia voted today in a referendum on homosexual marriage and related issues. The vote was held to decide whether or not to overturn a law passed by parliament to help Slovenia come into alignment with other more progressive member states of the European Union. The referendum was not expected to pass, due to the stringent conditions imposed upon it.
However, against all the odds, Slovenians turned out in force and voted down the law in numbers sufficient to meet the conditions. Our Slovenian correspondent Andrej Turjaški sends this brief report:
I would like to let you know that God has just granted us a miracle. At today’s referendum (20 Dec 2015) the Slovenian people rejected the law that was proposed by the Parliament majority that would grant marriage equality to homosexuals and allow them to adopt children, teach gender theory at school, etc.
Turnout at the polling stations was just over 36% and 63% of people voted against the proposed law.
We therefore reached and surpassed the number of votes that was needed for the law to be rejected (20% of all registered voters). This was a very harsh limit to reach since the usual turnout for referendums is about 10 %.