Tens of thousands in Switzerland expressed their support for marriage equality ahead of a national referendum on September 26.
Tens of thousands protest in Switzerland for the legalization of same-sex marriage ahead of a national referendum that would allow LGBTQ couples to adopt children, and provide easier access to sperm donations and Swiss citizenship for foreign partners. https://t.co/3lRktomaOR
— NBC Out (@NBCOUT) September 4, 2021
From NBC News:
Public broadcaster SRF reported that tens of thousands participated in the Zurich Pride parade which had the slogan “You can do it. Marriage for everyone now.”
So far, same-sex couples in Switzerland can only get official approval for civil unions, which are not on equal footing as marriages.
If a majority votes for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Switzerland this would also allow couple to adopt children.
In addition, lesbian couples would have easier access to sperm donations if they wanted to start a family and it would be easier for foreign partners to get Swiss citizenship.
Tens of thousands of people turned up at the Zurich Pride March to demand same-sex marriage be legalized in Switzerland ahead of a referendum due on September 26—Lawmakers had voted to legalize it, but conservative politicians took the matter to referendumhttps://t.co/1XAtlmlJ5l
— Alfons López Tena (@alfonslopeztena) September 5, 2021