Exemptions were also included in the new marriage law. Independent Minds Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Minds. The Employment Equality Regulations made all these kinds of discrimination illegal.
1. In 2001, the Netherlands became the first country to legalize same-sex marriages.
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