Liechtenstein voters uphold gay partnership law

By |2018-01-15T19:03:02-05:00June 30th, 2011|News|

by Rex Wockner

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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.

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