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Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, October 2, 2005

Dutch civil union -- 1 man, 2 women

Although marriage between three persons is not possible in the Netherlands , a civil union is.  Victor de Bruijn, “married” both his present wife, Bianca, and Mirjam Geven , in a civil ceremony on Friday, according to the Brussels Journal. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to recognize same-sex partnerships and in 1998 it recognized partnerships, or civil unions. Marriage and adoption was opened to same-sex couples in 2001 By:  WorldNetDaily, the complete story, click here (last visited October 2, 2005, REO).

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