Sexual Identity

In this section you find news concerning the issues of sexual identity and same-sex couples.

Registered partner not to be registered as father of an infant from surrogate motherhood

The registered partner of the genetic father of a child that was born from surrogate motherhood in California cannot let himself be registered as parent with the Swiss civil register. The American...

Human rights for gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people

Human rights violations and the unequal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people should be a thing of the past in Switzerland. This is the postulation of the lesbian and gay umbrella...

Same-sex unions possible since 1 January 2007

The new law on same-sex unions came into force on 1 January 2007. Now gay couples may officially register their civil partnerships. This means that they will be almost equal to married couples in...

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