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  • Updated: July 01, 2022

Switzerland: Couples Wed As Same-Sex Marriage Law Takes Effect

Lesbian and gay couples in Switzerland rejoiced as they legally tied the knot on Friday.

This is as same-sex couples can now legally tie the knot in Switzerland as the nation has joined many other western European countries allowing same-sex marriage.

The first same-sex marriages came about nine months after 64.1 per cent of voters backed the “Marriage for All” law in a national referendum.

It puts same-sex partners on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples, including allowing them to adopt children together and to sponsor a spouse for citizenship.

According to the ABC news, the newly wedded couples, Aline and Laure wedded in joy, and Laure said; “It’s great joy, a super moment to put in the history books.

“It’s normality that’s taking effect. It’s going to become commonplace, let’s say, whether its two women, two men, or heterosexual couples to marry."

Aline added: “It’s true that Switzerland has been a little slow. It’s not a moment too soon, after all. Now’s the time.”

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