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Leftist Parties Move to Prevent Referendum on Gay Marriage

Ljubljana, 23 March - A group of 23 MPs of two opposition and two coalition parties has moved to prevent a possible referendum on the law enacting marriage equality. They filed a request Monday for an extraordinary session of parliament at which the referendum could be blocked.

Ljubljana
Proponents of a referendum against gay equality start collecting signatures.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
A press conference of the coalition Social Democrats (SD) and the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) and the opposition United Left (ZL) and Alenka Bratušek Alliance (ZaAB) presenting an initiative to block a refrendum on gay marriage.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Proponents of a referendum against gay equality start collecting signatures.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
A press conference of the coalition Social Democrats (SD) and the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) and the opposition United Left (ZL) and Alenka Bratušek Alliance (ZaAB) presenting an initiative to block a refrendum on gay marriage.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A press conference of the coalition Social Democrats (SD) and the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) and the opposition United Left (ZL) and Alenka Bratušek Alliance (ZaAB) presenting an initiative to block a refrendum on gay marriage.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A press conference of the coalition Social Democrats (SD) and the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) and the opposition United Left (ZL) and Alenka Bratušek Alliance (ZaAB) presenting an initiative to block a refrendum on gay marriage.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A press conference of the coalition Social Democrats (SD) and the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) and the opposition United Left (ZL) and Alenka Bratušek Alliance (ZaAB) presenting an initiative to block a refrendum on gay marriage.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A press conference of the coalition Social Democrats (SD) and the Pensioners' Party (DeSUS) and the opposition United Left (ZL) and Alenka Bratušek Alliance (ZaAB) presenting an initiative to block a refrendum on gay marriage.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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