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Poll shows Swiss voters on track to support same-sex marriage


A new poll suggests Swiss voters are on track to vote yes in a “marriage for all” referendum, which supporters see as a key step towards equal rights, but opponents fear that traditional family values ​​are eroded.

GENEVA – A poll released Wednesday suggests Swiss voters are on track to vote yes in a ‘marriage for all’ referendum, which supporters see as a key step for equal rights, but opponents fear that traditional family values ​​will be eroded.

The latest poll for the public broadcaster SSR ahead of the September 26 referendum found that 63% of those polled support the measure, with 35% against and 2% undecided.

That’s a six percentage point drop in the level of support from a previous poll on the topic released in late August, but it suggests the margin remains wide.

Marriage for same-sex couples is not legal in Switzerland, but they can enter into registered partnerships.

The Swiss government supports the measure, which would also allow accelerated naturalization of foreign same-sex spouses and grant married couples access to sperm donation.

The poll of 13,261 registered voters was conducted September 1-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

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