Swiss set to vote yes to same-sex marriage

Swiss voters look set to back a proposal to open civil marriage and the right to adopt children to same-sex couples on Sunday.

Swiss broadcaster SRG projected that 64% of voters had voted in favor of same-sex marriage in a nationwide referendum conducted under Switzerland's system of direct democracy.

A final result is expected later in the day.

Amnesty International said in a statement that opening civil marriage to same-sex couples was a "milestone for equality."

In Carouge, voters were mixed.

(UPSOT) This voter says ''what is important for a child is to be loved and respected and I think some children are neither loved nor respected by heterosexual couples, so I don't have any issue or reluctance."

"To my knowledge, it is not as easy for straight couples who have difficulties to have children compared to what is planned for non-straight couples. So, this is the main reason and on the other hand, I think children need a dad and a mom."

Married lesbian couples would also be allowed to have children through sperm donation, currently legal only for married heterosexual couples.

It will also make it easier for the foreign spouse of a Swiss individual to get citizenship.