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Referendum To Decide Future Of Same Sex Marriages In Switzerland

Among the few Western-European-nations that still prohibit gay marriage, Switzerland will hold a vote to decide the legal status of same-sex marriage and foster children on September 26. Swiss Parliament and the federal government have accepted the law but the opposition has demanded a referendum on the subject. Married lesbian couples can have children through artificial insemination, which is currently permitted only for married… read-more

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 - 02:28 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Switzerland, Same Sex Marriage, Referendum, Votes, Homosexual, Artificial Insemination

Courtesy: The Hindu

Odisha's CM Naveen Patnaik

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Odisha Likely To Conduct Seprate ULB Polls, Issues Referendum

The Odisha government is likely to conduct direct elections for the post of Mayor of Municipal Corporations and Chairperson of Municipalities as it issued a referendum to the public, on August 13. The move to amend the existing rules of 1994 will help the government to decide on the reservation for SC, ST, and OBC candidates in ULB polls. Also, the statute will be called, Odisha Municipal Amendment Rules, 2021.  

Sat, 14 Aug 2021 - 05:23 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Odisha, municipal corporation, Referendum, mayor, Amendment

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New Zealanders vote for legalizing euthanasia

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New Zealanders Stand United for 'Euthanasia'; Divided On 'Recreational-Marijuana' Use

People of New Zealand have, in huge majority, favoured legalizing euthanasia while opinions are still divided on use of ‘recreational marijuana’. Both the proposals had gone for a binding referendum and the special votes are yet to be counted. Supporting euthanasia, a lawmaker said it will help people attain a dignified death. Those against marijuana argued that, if legalized, it could be a cause for mental-health problems and accidents.

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 01:18 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Referendum, Euthanasia, Marijuana

Courtesy: New Indian Express