The Swiss said yes to same-sex marriage in a referendum on Sunday, according to a preliminary poll after polling stations closed.
Supporters of same-sex marriage would prevail, as polls predicted before the vote, against opponents, mainly the UDC, the most important party in the Central European country, as well as certain religious groups.
The Alpine country would thus align itself with most of the western European states.
He had not regained ground as the referendum date approached, but he was still a minority.
The latest poll by the gfs.bern Institute, between September 1 and 9, showed 55% in favor and 27% against. The previous survey, between August 2 and 16, offered an even higher margin between 55% and 20%.
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The survey highlighted that certain religious groups of the conservative party Unión Democrática del Centro (UDC) – the main formation of the country – were opposed, although in their ranks there are also supporters of the yes.
Switzerland decriminalized homosexuality in 1942, but various municipal and cantonal authorities had records that included homosexuals, in some cases until the early 1990s.
Same-sex couples can already sign a civil pact, but the new text provides that they can adopt a child. In addition, unions between women could resort to sperm donation, one of the most controversial points.
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