(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Posters are pictured before a vote on same sex marriage in Geneva, Switzerland, September 23, 2021. Poster reads : “Love without privilege, yes to marriage for all”. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
ZURICH (Reuters) -Swiss voters on Sunday looked set to back a proposal to open civil marriage and the right to adopt children to same-sex couples, according to early indications published by Swiss broadcaster SRG.
Projections showed 64% of voters had voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a nationwide referendum conducted under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy. A final result is expected later in the day.
The amended law will make it possible for same-sex couples to get married, and to adopt children unrelated to them. Married lesbian couples would also be allowed to have children through sperm donation, currently legal only for married heterosexual couples.
It will also make it easier for foreign spouses of a Swiss individual to get citizenship.
In a separate referendum, 66% of Swiss voters looked set to reject a proposal to introduce a capital gains tax.
Swiss look set to accept same-sex marriage in referendum
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