European Parliament Concerned About Rights of Sexual Minorities in Slovenia

Brussels, 2 March - Amidst controversy surrounding the selection of the Slovene representative for the Eurovision song contest - the transvestite trio "The Sisters" was declared winner - the European parliament voiced concern on Saturday that rights of sexual minorities might be violated in Slovenia. "If it turns out that the controversy [...] has a homophobic background, the equal treatment of sexual minorities in the country will become questionable," STA was told by Lousewies van der Laan, chair of the European Parliament's committee on citizens' freedoms and rights, justice and home affairs.

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