Luxembourg Approves Gay Marriage

 

A bridge over the Alzette river in the Grund, Luxembourg. Image via Passport.

A bridge over the Alzette river in the Grund, Luxembourg. Image via Passport.

In a 56 to four vote, Luxembourg’s House of Representatives has approved gay and lesbian marriage. Luxembourg is now the 17th country to pass legislation allowing same-sex marriage in its national law, according to the Human Rights Watch. According to HRW: “Following the formation of a political coalition after the 2013 parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel publicly announced that his government would introduce legislation guaranteeing the right to marriage equality and adoption by same-sex couples. In a meeting with Human Rights Watch on June 10, Prime Minister Bettel said that Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Luxembourg had not publicly opposed the draft legislation and had not engaged in a public campaign to mobilize opinion against its adoption.”

 

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