Switzerland same-sex marriage: Two-thirds of voters back yes

Almost two-thirds of Swiss voters have backed same-sex marriage in a referendum. Some 64% supported the measure, making it one of the last countries in western Europe to legalise same-sex marriage. Campaigners have hailed the vote as a historic moment for LGBT rights in the country. In the build up to the vote, church groupsContinue reading “Switzerland same-sex marriage: Two-thirds of voters back yes”

German priests defy Vatican to bless gay couples

Priests in around 100 Catholic churches in Germany are offering blessings to same-sex couples from Monday. The Love Wins movement emerged after the Catholic Church said in March that God “cannot bless sin”. “Couples who take part should receive the blessing that God wants to give them – without any secrecy,” the group wrote earlier.Continue reading “German priests defy Vatican to bless gay couples”