Legislative Proposal Seeks to Limit Conscientious Objection for Registrars

Country: Netherlands

Date of incident: July 4, 2012

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