Princess Amalia must not lose her inheritance rights if she joins a person of the same sex
El Dutch government does not believe that the princess Amalia from Orange, 17 years, should in the future renounce the throne in case of marrying a woman. Nor would there be problems if the heir to the kings Bill y Highest she would have been a man and would like to marry a man. This has been assured by the acting prime minister, Mark Rutte, in response to questions asked in the Congress by right-wing liberals and social democrats.
Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage - it came into force in 2001 - and it is the first time in Europe that a representative decides on a matter of this nature. Last September a book about the princess was published stating that, according to the Constitution, the princess should give up the crown if she does not join a male. Amalia he will come of age next December.
"The Government believes that the heir can also marry a person of the same sex and does not see a legal obstacle to allow an heir to marry a person of the same sex. Therefore, the Cabinet does not consider that an heir to the throne or the king or queen should abdicate if they wish to marry a same-sex partner.”, Rutte detailed.
En Netherlands, the members of the Royal House they need permission from Parliament to get married, hence the importance of the prime minister's response. Rutte has said that the Cabinet He sees no impediments to a gay marriage, so that would not be a justification for losing the right to the throne.