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Same-sex couples in Switzerland can marry in the country until July 1 next year, the country’s executive body said on Wednesday, nearly two months after the majority of the Swiss public supported legalization in one. Referendum– making it one of the last Western European countries to do so.

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According to the Federal Council, Switzerland will recognize same-sex couples marriages from January 1 instead of viewing them as civil partnerships.

Civil partnerships, which were authorized in 2007, will no longer be possible after July 1, but civil partnerships currently allow them to continue without marriage, The Associated Press informed of.

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