Switzerland approves same-sex marriage by a wide margin in referendum
France24 says nearly two-thirds of Swiss voters backed the introduction of same-sex marriage in a referendum held Sunday, with campaigners calling it a historic moment for gay rights in Switzerland.
The government’s plans to introduce “marriage for all” were challenged by opponents, who successfully triggered a referendum.
But some 64.1 percent of voters in the wealthy Alpine nation supported the move, on a 52 percent turnout.
“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,” said Jan Muller of the “yes” campaign committee.
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