Switzerland’s Parliament approved a Bill Friday allowing same-sex couples to marry, reports the Business Times.
But the Swiss themselves will have the final say on the matter as the Federal Democratic Union party, which protects Christian values, has announced that it will ask for the legislation to be put to a referendum.
It is noted that if approved by the citizens of the country, the bill will not only allow same-sex marriages, but also give female couples the opportunity to get pregnant using modern reproductive technologies such as IVF. This point causes particular controversy in society.
According to the “Basis of the Social Concept” of the Russian Orthodox Church (item X.1.), “The difference between the sexes is a special gift of the Creator to the people created by Him. “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”(Gen. 1:27)”. That is why marriage is a union between a man and a woman.