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Switzerland says yes to marriage equality

Switzerland says yes to marriage equality

Sixty-four per cent of Swiss citizens voted in favour of same-same marriage in a referendum, making one Switzerland on of the last countries in western Europe to allow same-sex marriage.

This was despite strong opposition from church and conservative groups who said it would undermine the traditional family.

Speaking to Reuters, right wing politician Monika Ruegger, said “”This was not about love and feelings, it was about children’s welfare. Children and fathers are the losers here.”

However Jan Miller of the yes campaign told AFP, “It is a historic day for Switzerland, a historic day when it comes to equality for same-sex couples, and it is also an important day for the whole LGBT community.

The first same-sex marriages are expected to take place next July.

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