Photo: Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters
The citizens of Switzerland voted in a referendum for the introduction of a law which will punish discrimination based on sexual orientation. About it reports Reuters.
The rate at which workers of public facilities and services will not be able to refuse customers because of their orientation, voted almost two-thirds of Swiss voters — 63.1%. Only three of the twenty-six Swiss cantons the majority of the population was against such a law.
As punishment it provides for both fines and imprisonment of up to three years.
At the end of 2018, the country’s Parliament approved the extension of the existing law against discrimination to homosexual persons — he had previously protected only against racial discrimination. Opponents of the expansion felt that it would violate the principle of freedom of speech, and has collected 50 thousand signatures necessary for a national referendum.
There are similar laws in most European countries, as Reuters explains, compared to other countries, the population of Switzerland has conservative views.
Video, photo All from Russia.