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Swiss look set to accept same-sex marriage in referendum Updated: 2021-09-27 09:17:50 KST

We start off in Switzerland, where Swiss voters on Sunday are set to back a proposal to open civil marriage and the right to adopt children for same-sex couples.
In a nation-wide referendum conducted through Switzerland's system of direct democracy, projections showed 64-percent of voters voted in favor of same-sex marriage.
While federal government and parliament approved opening same-sex marriage, opponents had forced a referendum on the issue.

"This doesn't bother me. For me, the concept of family is not necessarily linked to biological reproduction, so if people adopt or do not bear the child, it doesn't count for me. There are broken families with biological parents and united families with adopted children, so for me it's not a vector of unity."

"It's true that it (the law) goes outside traditional schemes, but I think what is important for a child is to be loved and respected and I think some children are neither loved or respected by, so called, heterosexual couples, so I don't have any issue or reluctance with this."

With the amended law soon to take effect, it will make it possible for same-sex couples to not only get married, but to adopt children unrelated to them, while married lesbian couples would also be allowed to have children using sperm donations, which was currently legal only for married heterosexual couples.
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