Marriage Commissioners in Amsterdam Evaluated on Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Country: Netherlands

Date of incident: May 21, 2013

Category: Government Restrictions

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Governmental



Marriage commissioners in a district of Amsterdam must undergo annual evaluations to ensure they support same-sex “marriage” after it was revealed that two commissioners had refused to officiate at the ceremonies. Since 2007, the government in Amsterdam’s Nieuw-West district has only employed commissioners who agree to perform same-sex “marriages,” and officials apparently believed the district was free of “conscientious objectors.”

Source and further information: The Observatory's Report 2012 on Legal Restrictions Effecting Christians in Europe