by Rex Wockner
A voter referendum aimed at overturning Liechtenstein’s new same-sex partnership law failed June 18 by a landslide of 69 percent to 31 percent.
Anti-gay forces had turned in enough signatures in April to mandate a vote.
The tiny nation, located between Switzerland and Austria, has about 18,500 voters.
Same-sex couples who register under the law, which takes effect Sept. 1, will receive the same rights as married people except in areas such as second-parent adoption, artificial insemination and surrogacy.