‘Swiss voters have overwhelmingly backed a new measure that makes it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation.
The country’s parliament will now expand existing anti-discrimination law, making it illegal to publicly denigrate, discriminate or stir up hatred based on a person’s sexual orientation.
Opponents of the move claimed it violated people’s right to freedom of opinion and gathered enough signatures to force a referendum on the issue.
Switzerland holds referendums several times a year that give voters a direct say in policy-making.’
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