Switzerland’s first same-sex couples get legally married | DW News

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In Switzerland, same-sex couples can now tie the knot. The first weddings took place on Friday — legalized after Swiss voters approved the expansion of marriage rights in a referendum last year. The change means same-sex couples now hold the same status as other married couples. Switzerland is one of the last countries in western Europe to recognize same-sex marriages.

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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

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