Switzerland is one of the last European countries to introduce “marriage for all” into its legal order. Up to now, same-sex couples had to make do with the institution known as a “registered partnership”. After this law was approved by Parliament, conservative circles reacted by triggering a referendum (a popular vote at Swiss level). The result was much clearer than expected: in the referendum held on 26 September 2021, 64% of Swiss people voted in favour of the new law. The first homosexual marriages are to be celebrated as of 1 July 2022.
Author: swisNot, Bern