Same-sex marriage referendum approved by wide margin in Switzerland

Switzerland has become one of the last Western European countries to make same-sex marriage legal, Reuters reported. A nearly two-thirds majority, or 64 percent of the country, approved the measure in a referendum, which was conducted under the nation’s direct democracy, Reuters reported. The new legislation would legalize same-sex marriage and gives same-sex couples the rightContinue reading “Same-sex marriage referendum approved by wide margin in Switzerland”

19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15

In which John Green teaches you about various reform movements in the 19th century United States. From Utopian societies to the Second Great Awakening to the Abolition movement, American society was undergoing great changes in the first half of the 19th century. Attempts at idealized societies popped up (and universally failed) at Utopia, OH, NewContinue reading “19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15”

German stadiums to display rainbow colours during Hungary match in defiance of UEFA ban

German stadiums will display rainbow colours during the country’s match against Hungary at the European Championship on Wednesday after UEFA rejected host city Munich’s plan to do the same. Clubs in Berlin, Wolfsburg, Augsburg, Frankfurt and Cologne said they would light up their venues during the final group game. Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter also saidContinue reading “German stadiums to display rainbow colours during Hungary match in defiance of UEFA ban”

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