Switzerland votes to legalize same-sex marriage

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Swiss voters on Sunday agreed to legalize same-sex marriage by a nearly two-thirds majority.

The amended law will make it possible for same-sex couples to get married and to adopt children.

Married lesbian couples will also be allowed to have children through sperm donation, currently legal only for married heterosexual couples.

This voter says, ''What is important for a child is to be loved and respected and I think some children are neither loved nor respected by heterosexual couples, so I don't have any issue or reluctance."

Amnesty International said in a statement that the new law was a "milestone for equality.”

Its passage will also make it easier for the foreign spouse of a Swiss national to get citizenship.

The Swiss Justice Minister said the new rules would likely go into effect on July 1st of 2022.

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