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Switzerland’s first gay couples have legally tied the knot

A lesbian couple together for 21 years were among the first to tie the knot as Switzerland’s same-sex marriage laws finally begin. Laure and Aline got legally married on Friday morning (July 1), the first day their country’s same-sex marriage laws coming into effect. The Swiss government first announced plans to legalise “marriage for all” …

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Marriage for All: resounding 64% YES vote in Switzerland

Swiss voters yesterday supported Marriage for All — Mariage Pour Tous — with a resounding 64% YES vote. In addition to winning the support of the majority of the electorate, the YES vote also triumphed in all Swiss cantons. The 64% YES vote exceeded the 55% predicted by opinion polls in advance of the referendum. …

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Thousands march in Switzerland for marriage equality ‘yes’ vote

Thousands of people have marched in Switzerland to support same-sex marriage as the country’s national referendum on the issue approaches. At least twenty-thousand people gathered for the annual Zurich Pride parade at the weekend. With Switzerland’s national same-sex marriage vote just three weeks away, this year’s parade was a large-scale marriage equality rally with the …

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Switzerland holding same-sex marriage referendum after opponents force vote

Switzerland’s government has confirmed the public will vote on same-sex marriage after opponents gathered enough support to force a binding referendum. Last December, the Swiss parliament approved a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry. They also passed legislation allowing transgender people to update their legal gender without a costly court application. However in Switzerland, if …