Tag Archives: Slovenia

French Paper Rips Trump For Confusing Baltic Nations With Balkans, Blamed Them For 1990s Yugoslavia War

The Guardian reports: Le Monde perhaps risked provoking a presidential tweet when it reported that at the private meeting, “Trump opened by attributing to [the Baltic leaders] the responsibility for the war in Yugoslavia”. Dalia Grybauskaitė of Lithuania, Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and Raimonds Vējonis of Latvia, the paper said, took “a moment to realise that ‘Baltics’ and ‘Balkan’ were …

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SLOVENIA: Magazine Sued By Melania Issues Apology For Suggesting She Once Worked As “High-End Escort”

The Associated Press reports: A Slovenian magazine apologized Friday to U.S. first lady Melania Trump for suggesting she had worked as a high-end escort while pursuing her international modeling career, and said it is paying her compensation. The Suzy women magazine said that it published an article in August 2016 in which it said Trump in the past worked for …

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SLOVENIA: Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal Today

Reuters reports: Slovenia permitted same-sex marriages for the first time from Friday under a law giving gay couples largely the same rights as heterosexuals though barring them from jointly adopting children. The head of the unit in charge of weddings in Slovenia’s second largest city Maribor, Ksenija Klampfer, told Reuters the first lesbian wedding would take place there on Saturday. …

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Five More Eurovision Song Contest Entries Selected: Finland, Norway, Moldova, Slovenia, Hungary [VIDEOS]

Last night was what some Eurovision fans call “Super Saturday” in which five more nations chose their entry for this year’s contest in Stockholm. Below are the winning performances from Finland, Norway, Moldova, Slovenia, and Hungary. I quite like Finland and Slovenia this year. The final video below is a ranking from one of Eurovision’s many rabid fanboys. As you …

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Brian Brown Celebrates Slovenia Marriage Repeal

“I am happy to report that Slovenia voted by over 63 percent on Sunday to reject so-called same-sex ‘marriage.’ The government had rammed through the legislation and had done everything possible to stop traditional marriage and prevent the people from having a direct vote. “As occurred to our coalition in Washington, DC and elsewhere, the government claimed that the people …

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SLOVENIA: Voters Repeal Same-Sex Marriage

Credit goes to Pope Francis and the local Catholic Church. Via the Associated Press: Preliminary referendum results have shown that Slovenians have rejected a same-sex marriage law by a large margin. The results released Sunday by authorities show 63 voted against a bill that defines marriage as a union of two adults, while 37 were in favor. The results are …

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SLOVENIA: Pope Endorses Marriage Repeal Effort

Agence France-Presse reports: Pope Francis today urged Slovenian politicians to stand up for family values, four days before the country votes in a referendum on gay marriage. Without explicitly mentioning the vote, Francis told a group of Slovenian pilgrims that he encouraged “everyone, especially those with public responsibility, to support the family, a structural reference point for the life of …

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SLOVENIA: Marriage Repeal Voting Begins Today

Slovenia’s Parliament approved same-sex marriage back in March, but anti-gay and Christian groups backed by the local Catholic Church successfully pushed the issue to a national repeal referendum. Politico reports: EU politicians, including European commissioner Violeta Bulc, are urging Slovenia to back same-sex marriage as early voting begins Tuesday on a referendum that could overturn a controversial marriage equality law. …

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SLOVENIA: Marriage Repeal Vote Set For Dec. 20th

Yesterday Slovenian lawmakers set December 20th for the national referendum to repeal same-sex marriage. Last month anti-gay groups colluded with the local Catholic Church to convince Slovenia’s Constitutional Court that a vote on repealing same-sex marriage did not violate a recently instituted ban on any public votes on human rights issues. Earlier this year Slovenia’s Parliament voted against a repeal …

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SLOVENIA: Constitutional Court Allows National Referendum To Repeal Same-Same Marriage Law

The haters in Slovenia have convinced the Constitutional Court that despite a recently-adopted ban on voting on human rights, there will be a national referendum to repeal same-sex marriage. Via Agence France-Presse: The court’s decision comes after parliament in March adopted a bill giving same-sex couples the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples. A conservative group close to the centre-right …

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SLOVENIA: Local Catholic Church Backs Referendum To Repeal Same-Sex Marriage

Back in March, the Slovenian national legislature approved a same-sex marriage bill by a 51-28 vote. The law has not yet gone into effect as anti-gay factions call for a repeal referendum despite a 2013 constitutional amendment which bans any public votes on human rights issues. Slovenia’s Constitutional Court has heard the case but has yet to rule on whether …

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SLOVENIA: Legislature Rejects Bid For Referendum To Repeal Same-Sex Marriage

The Slovene National Assembly today approved a bill that bans the proposed referendum on repealing same-sex marriage. Today’s action cites the 2013 constitutional amendment that forbids popular votes on human rights issues. Anti-gay factions are now expected to appeal to the Slovene Constitutional Court with the claim that marriage is not a human right. Early this month Slovenia became the …

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SLOVENIA: Haters To Begin Petition Drive To Force Repeal Vote On Marriage

Anti-gay factions in Slovenia are about to begin collecting signatures to force a referendum on repealing same-sex marriage. President of the National Assembly Milan Brglez announced that the collection of signatures for referendum on amendment of the Bill on Marriage Union and Family Relations will start on March 23, and end on April 26. Request to call a referendum can …

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SLOVENIA: Same-Sex Marriage Survives Veto Attempt In National Council

Good news, but this also happened today: Opponents of same-sex marriage in Slovenia on Tuesday filed a referendum initiative with parliament that seeks to overturn the country‘s week-old law legalizing the unions, the STA news agency reported. Organizers have collected more than 80,000 signatures since March 3, when parliament passed an amendment redefining marriage as a union between two adults …

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SLOVENIA: National Council Might Force Another Vote On Marriage Equality

Last week the Slovene Parliament voted 51-28 to approve same-sex marriage. Anti-gay groups have already filed for a national referendum, but it turns out there is a more immediate threat from Slovenia’s National Council, which Wikipedia defines this way: The National Council is according to the Constitution of Slovenia the representative of social, economic, professional and local interest groups in …

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SLOVENIA: Haters Vow Referendum To Repeal Marriage Law, Success Unlikely

Yesterday Slovenia became the 12th European nation to legalize same-sex marriage and anti-gay groups are already plotting a public vote to repeal the new laws. Via Reuters: Two center-right opposition parties and several civic groups fiercely opposed the changes, particularly giving same-sex couples the right to adopt children. The Civil Initiative for Family and Children’s Rights, which opposes the changes, …

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Slovenia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

By a vote of 51-28 the Slovene Parliament has just amended that country’s Marriage & Family Relations Act to legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the 12th European nation to do so. All but Iceland and Norway are members of the European Union. How do you like them apples, World Congress of Families? I’m being told by a Slovene JMG reader that …

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SLOVENIA: Marriage Bill Advances

Via RTV Slovenia: The Committee of the National Assembly voted 11-2 on an amendment to the law on marriage and family relations, which changes the definition of marriage. Will same-sex partnership be seen as equal to a marriage between a man and a woman? The debate lasted for several hours in the parliamentary committee for Labour, Family, Social Affairs and …

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Eurovision: Slovenia’s Hannah Mancini

Slovenia’s Eurovision entry for this year is a pretty standard club anthem, but at least she’s singing live here. I think.  Hannah Mancini is American, but lives in Slovenia.  The rules regarding such things are pretty loose. For example, Celine Dion competed for Switzerland in 1988.

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