The BBC reports:
Swiss voters have backed same-sex marriage in a referendum, according to projections. More than 60% supported the measure, which would bring the country into line with most of western Europe.
In the build up to the vote, church groups and conservative political parties opposed the idea, saying it would undermine the traditional family. Switzerland has allowed same-sex couples to register partnerships since 2007, but some rights are restricted.
The measure will make it possible for same-sex couples to adopt unrelated children and for married lesbian couples to have children through sperm donation. Marriage for All national committee member Antonia Hauswith said supporters would celebrate in the capital Bern on Sunday.
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Brilliant news from Switzerland. This step was long overdue and will make a huge difference to so many families.
Love wins! 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️💚❤️🎉🇨🇭 https://t.co/Pk9rQrMxnl
— Maggie Chapman MSP (@MaggieChapman) September 26, 2021
Traditionally conservative Switzerland appears to back same-sex marriage by a clear margin https://t.co/AaOPhZhhXr
— ABC News (@abcnews) September 26, 2021
Switzerland votes overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage and against capital taxation in most Swiss day ever. pic.twitter.com/bzAjLJDa6Z
— Leonardo Carella (@leonardocarella) September 26, 2021