Two women kiss as they attend the Gay Pride Parade in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on June 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JURE MAKOVEC (Photo credit should read Jure Makovec/AFP/Getty Images)

Slovenia permitted same-sex marriage for the first time on Friday, with a law coming into effect that gives gay couples largely the same rights as heterosexuals, but bars them from jointly adopting children, Reuters reported.
At least one same-sex couple will get married in Slovenia on Saturday, the first day the ceremonies can be held, the news site Žurnal24 reported.
“We are very happy and proud that we will perform the first same-sex wedding,” Ksenija Klampfer, head of the department in charge of weddings in Maribor, which will host a lesbian wedding on Saturday, said. “We believe that such marriages are an important step towards formation of an inclusive society where people have equal rights.”
“This is a big step forward,” Lana Gobec of LGBT rights group Legebitra said. “But we will continue to strive for complete equality of heterosexual and same-sex couples.”
The law was passed ten months ago after a referendum in December 2015 rejected a draft law …
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