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Many gay couples are invisible

no sooner had he begun the sentence, shaking began, his voice. Moderator Sven Epiney made his friend Michael Graber, a marriage proposal, in front of the cameras, in the SRF-TV-dance show "Shall we dance?". Graber said Yes, both of them kissed each other, embraced each other. It was the first Time in the history of the Swiss television, the attended to as wide an audience of a marriage of a same-sex couple.

"Normally, I think public marriage proposals are tacky," says Anna rose-water of the lesbian organization of Switzerland, "but the Sven Epiney has touched me." "Memorable," Roman Heggli of the gay organisation Pink Cross. He speaks not of an important character, even if the two were the first Gays who wish to marry.

Kathrin Meng of the LGBT-Organisation of milk youth is happy, that Epiney and his would fiance the courage to show your love. There is a need for more courage for a homosexual than a heterosexual Couple, to make his love public, so Meng. Still there are many people who consider such love as less valuable.

The visible love is hetero

"We see so many love stories in movies, series, children's books, school books, magazines. But the love is always straight", writes rose water. Same-sex couples, lesbian more than gays, are often invisible. This could be for those who love the same gender, a lonely feeling. Furthermore, if gay couples would be reported, often by policy and problematic aspects. That is exactly why they would have touched on the application of Epiney, "because it went to a happy love, to wish, the meet – and completely Mainstream."

Epiney is an important model, particularly for young Gays and lesbians – one of the few role models in Switzerland, so Meng. Public application not only wear to the visibility of same-sex love, but to show young gays that it is possible, to love as you love, so Heggli.

The representatives stress, however, that the theme of the marriage application may not be easily hung on a prominent personality. Thus a current and relevant political and societal discussion go hand in hand. It is important to understand that the two men must not currently be married, Meng.

According to the current legislation of the Status of the spouse or the spouse is reserved exclusively to heterosexual couples. Although gay can sexual couples their relationship enter, but you will not enjoy in this group the same rights as married couples. The law on "marriage for all" aims to change that. The bill is currently in the consultation process. Meng pointed out, however, that the legal Commission of the national Council of weaker proposals I've sent to the "marriage for all" in the consultation process, which would mean only a partial equality. There are differences in the watered-down proposals in points for the reproduction and the widow's pensions, in which lesbians would be at a disadvantage. That would be a better position of the registered partnership, no marriage for all, so Meng.

Nevertheless, the current state of The "marriage for all" show that the concern of the majority was politically and socially, in principle, capable of, rose water. Also Heggli is convinced that Switzerland would be Swiss and be ready for the "marriage for all". The more beautiful it would be if Epiney and his Partner would be among the First to be on an equal footing as heterosexual couples can get married – of course, as soon as possible, if it were up to Heggli.

Until then, the hopes of rose water, that the social environment continues to change, more homosexual couples dare publicly to her love. The Models Tamy Glauser and Dominique Rinderknecht, in addition to Epiney good examples of this. On the one hand, because the two prominent women were always on the political aspects of same-sex love the attention, but also because they would be just as a happy Couple occur "in tabloids, in which it comes to the last holiday of the two, there is no question that it was a same-sex Couple".

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 01.04.2019, 19:13 PM

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