Switzerland legalized marriage equality last December, becoming the 29th country in the world to open marriage to same-sex couples. But in Switzerland, a law can be overturned by referendum, even legislators have just approved the law.
In Switzerland, LGBTQ couples would like to enjoy the same benefits as straight couples, benefits to which they don’t lay claim to as equal marriage isn’t legal and same-sex partnerships, which were legalized in January 2007, don’t provide complete equality of rights.
The idea of marriage equality has been the subject of much debate in recent years in Switzerland. Recently, there was an interesting poll that shows broad support for same-sex marriage ahead of the referendum on the issue.