Tag Archives: Switzerland

Exit Polls: Swiss Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage

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 …

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Switzerland To Vote Sunday On Same-Sex Marriage

Reuters reports: Swiss voters decide on Sunday whether to allow same-sex couples to wed and adopt children after a highly charged campaign pitted gay rights activists against conservative opponents in one of the last Western European countries to still ban gay marriage. The federal government and parliament approved opening civil marriage to same-sex couples, but opponents forced a referendum on …

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Thousands Rally For Marriage Equality In Switzerland

The Associated Press reports: Tens of thousands protested in Switzerland on Saturday for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the Alpine country. The protests came ahead of a national referendum on Sept. 26 on the legalization of gay marriage, which has already been introduced in many other European countries. So far, same-sex couples in Switzerland can only get official approval …

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Davos Founder: Trump Likely Won’t Be Invited Back

Bloomberg News reports: Already banned from Twitter, it looks like Donald Trump will be shut out of Davos too. The former U.S. president, the star attraction of last January’s gathering of power-brokers in the Swiss Alps, is unlikely to be invited back, according to the World Economic Forum’s founder and executive chairman, Klaus Schwab. Asked by newspaper NZZ am Sonntag …

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Swiss Public Votes To Outlaw Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The BBC reports: Voters in Switzerland have backed a proposal to make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual identity illegal. The result of 63.1% in favour to 36.9% against is a huge boost for Switzerland’s LGBT community. It had argued Swiss law on the issue lagged far behind other countries in Europe. Opponents of the new law …

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Police Busted Two Russian Spy “Plumbers” At Davos

The Daily Beast reports: Police in Switzerland reportedly uncovered a Russian spying operation in Davos, where world leaders are meeting this week for the annual World Economic Forum. Police arrested two Russian men in the Alpine town last August after they were alerted to their suspiciously long stay in the resort. The men had allegedly claimed diplomatic protections, but had …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Hang Glider Safe After Harness Mishap

Cross Country Magazine reports: A jaw-dropping video clip of a tourist tandem flight gone wrong in Switzerland has been posted to YouTube, revealing the terrifying ordeal of a pilot and passenger in Interlaken this summer. The passenger in the “Swiss Mishap” video that has gone viral in pilot circles is Florida-based Chris Gursky, an auto-parts manager and photographer. On 26 …

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NRA TV Hails Switzerland’s “Homogeneous” Culture

Media Matters report: Chuck Holton, a correspondent for the National Rifle Association’s NRATV, credited Switzerland’s low crime rate on the “homogeneity” of its culture, echoing a long-held white nationalist talking point. During the July 20 broadcast of NRATV’s Stinchfield, Holton discussed his reporting on gun laws in several European countries and how they compare to those in the United States. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Addresses Davos Summit

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to use his maiden speech to the World Economic Forum on Friday to promote his tax cuts, deregulation and trade policies to chief executives, bankers and political leaders. Trump, who flew into the sanctum of the global elite at the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Thursday, will deliver the event’s main …

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Soros At Davos: Trump Is A Danger To The World

Bloomberg reports: Billionaire Democratic donor George Soros on Thursday took aim at President Trump and tech giants during an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “I consider the Trump administration a danger to the world,” Soros said. “But I regard it as a purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020, or even sooner.” “I give President …

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DAVOS: Protests Erupt Ahead Of Trump’s Visit [VIDEO]

Switzerland’s The Local reports: More than a thousand people protested in central Zurich on Tuesday against the planned arrival of US President Donald Trump in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF). Trump is due to make a speech at the gathering of international business and political leaders in Davos on Friday. The demonstrators marched through the Swiss city chanting …

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Trump To Attend “Globalist” Davos Forum

The New York Times reports: President Trump is expected to attend the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, in the coming weeks, an administration official said Tuesday. In a statement, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said the president was looking forward to attending the gathering of world leaders and business executives. Mr. Trump’s planned appearance at an …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Switzerland Welcomes Donald Trump

Over one million views since last night. Laughing Squid recaps: Not wanting to be outdone by the Netherlands invitation video, the Swiss television show Deville Late Night put together “Switzerland Second“, a hilarious video inviting Donald Trump to visit their country, voiced in English and using his own style of speaking. Additionally, the Swiss video touts its geographical superiority over …

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SWITZERLAND: Police Blamed For Being Unaware After 5000 Extremists Attend Neo-Nazi Concert

The Local reports: Police in the canton of St Gallen are under fire for allowing a music festival for right-wing extremists to take place on Saturday night. More than 5,000 people turned out to the festival in the usually tranquil commune of Unterwasser in eastern Switzerland for what is thought to be the largest ever gathering of the extreme right …

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SWITZERLAND: Voters Very Narrowly Reject Tax Bill That Defines Marriage As “One Man – One Woman”

Primarily thanks to residents of Bern and Zurich, today Switzerland’s voters very narrowly rejected a tax bill which contained a “Trojan horse” section which defined marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. Swiss Info reports: What had seemed like a sure “Yes” in January became a close contest after an energetic “No” committee argued that the terms of …

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SWITZERLAND: Gay Group Appeals After Hate Speech Charges Dropped Against Catholic Bishop

Back in August, Swiss Bishop Vitus Huonder declared that the bible “unambiguously” calls for homosexuals to be executed. Huonder later apologized, saying that he’d been misunderstood, but Pink Cross, a national federation of LGBT rights groups, had already sued under Switzerland’s recently approved hate speech law. On Friday their suit was dismissed and Pink Cross has now filed an appeal. …

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State Department Invites Evan Wolfson To Help Marriage Battle In Three European Nations

Freedom To Marry may have already held its “going out of business” party, but founder Evan Wolfson still has marriage battles to fight. Via the Guardian: US embassies in Europe have invited an instrumental figure in the movement to legalize same-sex marriage to visit three countries where it is not yet legal. Evan Wolfson, founder of marriage equality campaign group …

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Hate Group Leader Brian Brown Defends Swiss Catholic Bishop Who Endorsed Death Penalty For Homosexuality

According to a fevered press release issued today by hate group leader Brian Brown, unless Congress passes the First Amendment Defense Act, it will soon be illegal to call for executing homosexuals in the United States. And that would be a terrible thing. Brown writes: Many people still have their head in the sand when it comes to the damage …

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SWITZERLAND: Catholic Bishop Issues Formal Apology For Endorsing Death Penalty For Homosexuality

Early this month Swiss Bishop Vitus Huonder gave a speech in which he declared that Catholic doctrine “unambiguously” supports biblical passages which call for executing homosexuals. Several days later a Swiss LGBT rights group filed for criminal hate speech charges against him. Huonder has now issued a formal written apology. The Local reports: In a three-page letter sent to 800 …

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Bill Donohue: Gay Fascists Want To Criminalize The Bible

You guys, Bill Donohue is VERY UPSET that calling for the execution of homosexuals can result in criminal charges in Switzerland. He writes: “They want him behind bars. His offense? He quoted from the Bible. The accused: Swiss Bishop Vitus Huonder. The accusers: gay activists in Europe and the United States. On July 31, Bishop Huonder spoke at a Catholic …

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