When did same sex marriage first became legal Sexychatrandom
"The discussion was years ago," a spokeswoman for the Dutch Embassy told The Post. We had those discussions years before other countries even started." Again, other countries followed the Dutch lead.Belgium legalized same-sex marriage in 2003, and many others have since then (the Danish fully legalized it in 2012).No nation may rightfully deprive a person of a human right, but different nations can grant or deny different civil rights.
I don't understand anymore what made me treat gays and lesbians differently from other citizens." And evidence suggests that while discrimination was far from totally eradicated by the Netherland's gay marriage law, the institution of marriage has suffered no ill effects at all.
"Heterosexual couples did not turn away from the institution of marriage, nor did the world isolate my country," Boris Dittrich, a former member of Netherland's parliament, wrote in 2011.
Australia’s Federal Parliament voted in a landslide to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday.
Even so, the law was viewed as an important stepping stone at the time.
''The only way to be able to move anything is to be open about it," Eigil Axgil, 67, who entered a union with his partner on the day the law passed, told the New York Times in 1989.