Marriage equality voted down in referendum
Ljubljana, 20 December - Slovenian voters rejected marriage equality in a referendum Sunday, as opponents held a 26-point lead and met the statutory quorum with most of the votes counted.
After over 90% of the vote was counted, the result was 63% against and 37% in favour of amendments to the marriage and family relations act that would have instituted full marriage equality for homosexual couples.
Under referendum rules 20% of the electorate or almost 343,000 voters needed to vote against in order to reject the legislation, a quorum that has been exceeded by well over 10,000 votes.
The turnout was almost 36%, a figure that could rise slightly as the results keep coming in, which is almost six percentage points more than in a similar vote in 2012.