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Human Rights European Parliament

Recognition of marriage and steps towards equal treatment

   Wed 27/06/2001

In a recent ruling on registered partnerships, the European Court of Justice stated that marriage is generally defined as being between two heterosexuals. As you will be aware, the Netherlands has recently opened civil marriage to homosexual citizens. At this time, the Netherlands is the only country in the world to have done so.

In a recent ruling on registered partnerships, the European Court of Justice stated that marriage is generally defined as being between two heterosexuals. As you will be aware, the Netherlands has recently opened civil marriage to homosexual citizens. At this time, the Netherlands is the only country in the world to have done so.


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