Legislative Proposal Seeks to Limit Conscientious Objection for Registrars

Country: Netherlands

Date of incident: July 4, 2012

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Political



On the 4th of July 2012 an amendment of the law on public officers was proposed by the members Koser Kaya and Van Hijum to the Dutch Parliament: It calls for the dismissal of registrars for marriages, births and deaths who refuse to perform same-sex marriages on conscientious grounds - if not sufficient other tasks could be found for him or her. The proposal also seeks to establish a mandatory training of students studying to be a registrar on performing same-sex marriages.

Source: https://zoek.officielebekendmakingen.nl/dossier/32550/kst-32550-37?resultIndex=3&sorttype=1&sortorder=4