Switzerland agreed to legalize civil marriage and the right to adopt children for same-sex couples by a nearly two-thirds majority in a referendum on Sunday, making it one of the last countries in western Europe to legalize gay marriage.
According to results provided by the Swiss federal chancellery, 64.1 per cent of voters were in favour of same-sex marriage in the nationwide referendum, which was conducted under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy.
“We are very happy and relieved,” said Antonia Hauswirth of the national committee Marriage for All, adding that supporters would celebrate in Switzerland’s capital Bern on Sunday.
The amended law will make it possible for same-sex couples
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