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Switzerland Legalises Gay Marriage

Some 64 percent of Swiss people voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a referendum on Sunday, EUobserver reports.

The new law was backed by the Swiss government and all major political parties except the People’s Party, was passed by parliament in December.

According to the report of the BBC, church groups and conservative political parties opposed the idea, saying it would undermine the traditional family. “This was not about love and feelings. It was about children’s welfare,” Monika Rüegger, from the right-wing Swiss People’s Party, also said.

The new measure will make it possible for same-sex couples to adopt unrelated children, and for married lesbian couples to have children through sperm donation.

Switzerland becomes the 30th country in the world to adopt same-sex marriage.


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