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Gay Adoptions Cause Rift as MPs Discuss Family Law Bill

Ljubljana, 3 March - Parliament was deeply divided on Tuesday as it backed in a 46:38 vote the government-sponsored family law bill at first reading, along with the highly controversial provision allowing gay adoptions, which opponents have already announced they will challenge in a referendum.

Ljubljana
Opponents of the new family law gather in parliament (top) as MPs debate changes introducing gay marriage.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Minister Ivan Svetlik (right) presents the new family in parliament.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Minister Ivan Svetlik presents the new family in parliament.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
The National Assembly debates the family law bill.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
Opponents of the new family law gather in parliament as MPs debate changes introducing gay marriage.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
Opponents of the new family law gather in parliament as MPs debate changes introducing gay marriage.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
Opponents of gay adoptions gather at the entrance to the parliament building as the National Assembly debates the family law bill.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
Opponents of gay adoptions gather at the entrance to the parliament building as the National Assembly debates the family law bill.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

Ljubljana
Opponents of gay adoptions gather at the entrance to the parliament building as the National Assembly debates the family law bill.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA

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