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Switzerland to hold gay rights referendum

[JURIST] Voters in Switzerland will decide in a referendum set for Sunday June 5 whether gay couples should have the right to register as partners and have legal rights similar to as married couples. A recent poll says 67 percent of Swiss voters want the measure approved. If passed, the new law would bring Switzerland in line with 12 other European countries in allowing same-sex marriage or registration. Same-sex couples in Switzerland would still not be able to adopt children [Swissinfo report] or have the same technical legal status as married couples. Bloomberg has more.

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