Swiss back same-sex marriage
That’s the projection with some counting yet to do after the vote in a referendum to change Switzerland’s marriage laws wrapped up a few hours ago. Analysts think there is more than 60% support for same-sex marriage, and the change will bring the country into line with most of Western Europe. A socially conservative nation, church groups and political parties ran strong campaigns opposing same-sex marriage, saying it would undermine the traditional family. Pro-change campaigner leader Antonia Hauswirth said she was “happy and relieved”. Also still counting: election workers in Germany following their national election. Reports say it’s close between outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU and the centre-left SPD for first place…
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