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Switzerland Votes for Same-Sex Marriage
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Some good news for a change....

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From the Irish Examiner, https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40706693.html

Quote:Switzerland has authorised same-sex civil partnerships since 2007.

Supporters say passage would put same-sex partners on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples such as by allowing them to adopt children together and facilitating citizenship for same-sex spouses.

It would also permit lesbian couples to utilise regulated sperm donation.

I'll be honest I know very little about the culture and politics of other countries like Switzerland, but I do try to include everything I come across. I also didn't know that Switzerland only allowed all women the right to vote since 1990, and legalized same-sex civil partnerships since 2007. However, the good news is that the vote was in favor by 2/3 to legalize same-sex marriage according to this article on Reuters, https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/swi...021-09-26/

However, it will likely be months before the measure if finalized due to their governmental procedures. All in all this is good news.
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(09-28-2021, 01:55 PM)InbetweenDreams Wrote: Some good news for a change....

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From the Irish Examiner, https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40706693.html

Quote:Switzerland has authorised same-sex civil partnerships since 2007.

Supporters say passage would put same-sex partners on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples such as by allowing them to adopt children together and facilitating citizenship for same-sex spouses.

It would also permit lesbian couples to utilise regulated sperm donation.

I'll be honest I know very little about the culture and politics of other countries like Switzerland, but I do try to include everything I come across. I also didn't know that Switzerland only allowed all women the right to vote since 1990, and legalized same-sex civil partnerships since 2007. However, the good news is that the vote was in favor by 2/3 to legalize same-sex marriage according to this article on Reuters, https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/swi...021-09-26/

However, it will likely be months before the measure if finalized due to their governmental procedures. All in all this is good news.

Honestly, I thought Switzerland already allows same-sex marriage a long time ago. Especially considering that it's the home for many humanitarian organisations including ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association). But anyways, it's great to hear this news.
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@Jay They had only legalized civil unions but not marriage equating to hetero couples, so this will make it actually equal.
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