Ljubljana (AFP) - Over a thousand people marched Saturday at Slovenia's 15th Gay Pride festival warning their fight was not over since a recently adopted bill legalising same-sex marriages could still be revoked in a referendum.
"The legal situation still isn't clear, the law hasn't entered into force yet and we are here to warn about it," Simona Mursec, one of the organisers of the festival in the capital Ljubljana, told AFP.
In March, Slovenia adopted a bill to become the 11th country in the world to give same-sex and heterosexual marriages equal status.
But the bill was contested by conservative groups which launched the procedure for a referendum.
Their move was blocked by parliament which said that if it went ahead, the referendum would put into question fundamental rights granted by the constitution.
The conservative groups have appealed to the Constitutional court asking for the referendum to be allowed to proceed. The court is yet to deliver its ruling.
"If the bill does enter into force, it would set legal equality but that would solve only one of our problems... those who are different continue to be considered not normal," Mursec said.
The march was held under the slogan "I'm bringing my family" and many couples attended with their children along with members of transsexual, lesbian and gay groups carrying balloons and multi-coloured flags.