Aruba must recognise gay marriage

13th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Supreme Court ruled today that a same-sex marriage conducted in the Netherlands must be recognised on Aruba. Two Dutch women who wanted to be entered as a married couple in the civil register in Aruba had brought the case to court.

13 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Supreme Court ruled today that a same-sex marriage conducted in the Netherlands must be recognised on Aruba. Two Dutch women who wanted to be entered as a married couple in the civil register in Aruba had brought the case to court.

The municipal official for the civil register in Aruba had refused to grant their request. The women took the case to court and won in the appeal case as well. Aruba finally appealed the case once again to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court found that any legal instrument drawn up by a civil servant in the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles or Aruba is valid throughout the kingdom.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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