Party Proposes Explicit Ban of Conscientious Objection for Registrars with regard to Gay Marriage

Country: Netherlands

Date of incident: July 4, 2012

The liberal party VVD (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie) tabled a proposal in the second chamber of the parliament to prohibit the use of conscientious objection for registrars with regard to conducting gay marriages. There seems to be a majority in the parliament to support this proposal. The topic is expected to be debated until the end of the year 2012.