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The Future of Marriage and Non-Traditional Relationships

I listened to interest to this show, but i must point out one thing that the guest was misinformed on., when stating that Dutch law recognises multiple partner unions... it does not..

The Netherlands' law concerning registered partnerships provides that:
A person may be involved in one only registered partnership with one other person whether of the same or of opposite sex at any one time.
Persons who enter into a registered partnership may not at the same time be married.

What the event she is referring to was a "samenlevingscontract" or cohabitation contract, it was not a civil union....

BOWERMASTER: It would be a real uphill battle but I do have to mention that one European country, the Netherlands, has five or so years ago recognized the opportunities for multiple partner civil unions that give, you know, most of the same legal rights as marriage without the actual status change. And as far as I’m aware, it was one – one time that it’s been done so far.

March 19, 2010 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )