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Netherlands Becomes First Country to Allow Same-Sex Marriage (2001)

In 1997, a Dutch parliamentary commission tasked with investigating the advisability of same-sex unions concluded that same-sex couples should be given the right to enter into civil marriages. Legislation was finalized in late 2000, and at the stroke of midnight on April 1, 2001, four same-sex couples were married by the mayor of Amsterdam, making the Netherlands the first nation to legally recognize same-sex marriages. How many same-sex couples took advantage of the new law in that first year? More...
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Holland has always been admired by people who cherish order, cleaniness, and freedom.

I have read (with great sadness) how some European (and American) gays would visit Holland (and France) because their own countries treated them so badly that they had to live lives of fear and shame.

While listening to one of my favorite songs of the 1960s, I decided to google the American singer's name. I discovered that he had moved later to Holland because he was both gay and African-American.

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Congratulations to the Netherlands! Applause


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It was a historical moment and Holland is now known all over the world as one of the most humanistic countries which not only protects the rights of its citizens, but also makes this world a better place. I wonder how many people came to Holland only because same sex marriage is legal here and how many lives were saved.
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