In the Netherlands, members of the royal family can enter into queer marriages without losing their right to the throne and titles. This was stated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, reports CNN. So far, we are talking about a hypothetical situation – the principle of succession to the throne in a homosexual family of monarchs remains an unresolved issue. At the same time, Rutte notes that if such a situation arises, the Dutch parliament will make a decision.
“The Cabinet of Ministers does not believe that the heir or the king should abdicate if he or she would like to marry a homosexual partner,” the prime minister said.
Earlier, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize queer marriage – this happened in 2001. Now the first in the line of succession is considered Princess Catherine Amalia, the eldest daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. At the same time, information about the girl’s personal life was not disclosed.