Switzerland

LGBTI Rights in Switzerland


ADDED ON: 07/03/2022

In Switzerland, first same-sex couples say ‘I do’

Alois Carnier, 57, and Peter Leu, 67, said “wholeheartedly, I do” to each other on Friday as same-sex marriages became legal in Switzerland. It is the first time two men have walked…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

FINA to Restrict Participation of Transgender Athletes in Elite Swimming Events

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only…

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ADDED ON: 05/30/2022

Gay Conversion Therapies Continue To Take Their Toll In Switzerland

(MENAFN- Swissinfo) - Unlike many countries, Switzerland has refused to ban conversion therapies, often practised by evangelical churches, which claim to“cure” homosexuality. Several victims explain how they have slowly rebuilt their lives.…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2022

UN denounces ‘racist’ and ‘homophobic’ coverage of monkeypox.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has warned that stigmatising language used in the coverage on the monkeypox virus could jeopardise public health, citing some portrayals of Africans and LGBTI…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2022

One UN human rights expert’s fight to eliminate ‘conversion therapies’

Some 69 States around the world currently criminalise homosexual relations between consenting adults. This means that in just this one area of human rights violations, two billion people are being discriminated against…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2022

Tiny European states play catch up on LGBT+ equality

Jan 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Switzerland became one of the last Western European nations to legalize same-sex marriage in 2021, it made waves next door in the tiny Alpine country…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2022

“Switzerland – Dozens apply for gender change after law is eased “

(MENAFN- Swissinfo) Since January 1, transgender and intersex people have been able to apply for a sex and name change in the civil register without a medical exam or other pre-conditions. Dozens of…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2021

Swiss to Allow Simple Legal Gender Transition From Jan. 1

People in Switzerland will be able to legally change gender by a visit to the civil registry office from Jan. 1, putting the country at the forefront of Europe's gender self-identification movement.…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2021

Swiss to allow same-sex weddings from July 2022

ZURICH, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Same-sex couples can wed in Switzerland from July 1 next year, the government said on Wednesday, enacting the results of a ground-breaking referendum on the issue in…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2021

Swiss vote highlights Europe’s east-west divide on gay marriage

After Swiss voters overwhelmingly backed same-sex marriage in a referendum on Sunday, LGBT groups in the country hailed a "historic day" for Switzerland. But the Swiss vote also marks a turning point for…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2021

Swiss vote overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, according to poll

Swiss voters have decided by a clear margin to allow same-sex couples to marry, in a referendum that brings the Alpine nation into line with many others in western Europe. Official results…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2021

Will the Swiss vote for gay marriage in Sunday’s referendum?

Twenty years after the Netherlands became the first in Europe to legalise same-sex marriage, Switzerland is among the last Western European countries where it is still outlawed. But that may change after…

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