Amsterdam: Within the nation that first legalised homosexual marriage, the Dutch crown princess has the appropriate to marry an individual of any gender with out giving up her proper to the throne, the prime minister stated on Tuesday (October 12, 2021).
Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, 17, has not made any feedback on the matter, and little is thought of her private life. The query arose after just lately printed books argued that the nation`s guidelines exclude the opportunity of a same-sex royal couple.
However Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated instances have modified since one among his predecessors final addressed the difficulty within the yr 2000.
“The government believes that the heir can also marry a person of the same sex,” Rutte wrote in a letter to parliament.
“The cabinet therefore does not see that an heir to the throne or the King should abdicate if he/she would like to marry a partner of the same sex.”
Homosexual marriage was legalized within the Netherlands in 2001.
Rutte stated that one concern stays unresolved: how a homosexual marriage would have an effect on later succession of the royal couple`s youngsters. And it doesn`t make sense to attempt to determine that now, he stated.
“It`s just very dependent on the facts and circumstances of the specific case, as you can see by looking back at how family law can change over time,” he wrote.
Not like common marriages, royal marriages want the approval of parliament. Members of the Dutch royal home have once in a while given up their place within the line of succession to marry somebody with out permission.