“Nothing prevents Crown Princess Amalia from marrying a woman if she so wishes.” This is what the Dutch daily De Telegraaf writes, referring to the statements of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte who was asked a series of questions by parliamentarians on possible problems related to the succession to the throne. The Vvd party wanted to know from the prime minister whether the Dutch heir, Princess Amalia, 17, should have renounced the throne if she intends to marry a same-sex partner. “It is not a problem for the government”, underlined Rutte, reporting that the issue does not concern Amalia in particular and that the position of the government applies to every heir to the throne, both male and female. Gay marriage has been legal in the Netherlands since 2001.
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