Switzerland overwhelming votes 'yes' to same-sex marriage
UPI World News Sept. 26, 2021 11:32 PM
Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Swiss voters in a referendum on Sunday overwhelming approved of allowing same-sex couples to marry.
According to results from the Swiss federal chancellery, 64.1% of the Swiss electorate voted "yes" to marriage for all to 35.9% who voted "no" with 52.6% of eligible voters participating.
With this "historic vote," Switzerland has become the 29th country to recognize same-sex marriage, Amnesty International said.
"Finally, marriage -- and thus also the right to start a family -- will be open to all couples in Switzerland," Alexandra Karle, managing director of Amnesty International in Switzerland, said in a statement. "It thus sends a clear signal: same-sex loving people must be guaranteed the same rights and protection as everyone else."
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