Netherlands

LGBTI Rights in Netherlands


ADDED ON: 01/18/2023

Dutch amend constitution to specify gay, disabled protections

The Dutch Senate on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Netherlands' constitution to make it explicitly forbidden to discriminate against someone on the basis of their sexual orientation, or disability. The change,…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2022

Court orders Aruba, Curaçao to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples

A court on Tuesday ruled Aruba and Curaçao must allow same-sex couples to marry. The Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba that has…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2022

Dutch increasingly critical about transgender law

This year, Dutch citizens have become more critical of a transgender proposal that should make it easier for people to change their gender on birth certificates and identity papers. The initiators of…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2022

Dutch Christian Union ready to give seats to people in gay relationship

The board of the Dutch political party Christian Union drops the notion that sexuality belongs to the marriage of a man and a woman. The party has put a homosexual with a…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

Queer Refugees Are Struggling to Live in One of Europe’s LGBTQ Havens

At the beginning of September, I joined a protest in Amsterdam against the refugee housing emergency happening in the Netherlands. At the centre of the crisis is the situation at the Ter…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2022

LGBTI Asylum Seekers Suffer Double Discrimination in Europe

Members of the LGBTI community which are looking for asylum in different countries of Europe are facing some difficulties, including double discrimination even in countries that rank high for positive LGBT legislative…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2022

New highly virulent and damaging HIV variant discovered in the Netherlands

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated, new mutations in viral genetic sequences can have significant impacts on the virus’s transmissibility and the damage it causes. For many years, there have been…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2021

Netherlands formally apologies for forced sterilization of trans, intersex people

The Dutch government on Saturday formally apologized to transgender and intersex people who were forced to become sterile in order to legally change their gender. The Gender Change Act, which was also…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2021

Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender law

The Dutch government made a public apology Saturday for a now discredited and scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their gender on…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2021

Defender of LGBT Ugandans nominated for human rights award

Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo, Uganda’s renowned LGBT ally and human right rights defender, has been nominated for the prestigious Tulip Human Rights Award for 2021. The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2021

LGBTQI+: ‘We’ll campaign against Dutch interests in Ghana’ – Sam George on visa denial

Lead sponsor of the anti-gay bill in Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram Sam Nartey George has slammed the Dutch Embassy in Ghana for resorting to blackmail after losing the…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2021

Dutch crown princess could marry woman and be queen – Rutte

Now caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte has made clear any king or queen could also marry a person of the same sex. The heir to the Dutch throne, Princess Amalia, turns 18…

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