Posted by Gareth Icke Posted on 10 February 2020

Switzerland votes to make LGBT discrimination punishable by up to three years in jail

‘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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