In June 2005 the magazine Mladina published an article harshly criticising a politician for his contribution to a debate in parliament.
The debate had been about the introduction of civil partnerships for same-sex couples. The politician had said that homosexuals were generally undesirable – whether as children, same-sex couples or parents.
The Mladina article described the politician as a “cerebral bankrupt”.
The politician sued the magazine for using these words, saying that they had offended him. The Slovenian courts found in favour of the politician, ordering the magazine to pay him 2,921 euros in damages. The magazine also had to publish part of the judgment.