Entry #648: Same-sex marriage in Aruba

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IssueSame-sex marriage
Start DateOct 10, 2010
End Datenow
DescriptionMarriages performed in the Kingdom of the Netherlands are recognised. They are not however performed in Aruba.
Reports (3)
  • Date is incorrect "September 8, 2016"
  • Newer law has been passed "Aruba performs same sex partnerships after a parliamentary victory last year. On 8 September 2016, the Parliament of Aruba voted in favor of an amendment to the Aruban Civil Code legalizing registered partnerships for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. http://www.loc.gov/law/foreign-news/article/aruba-same-sex-partnerships-recognized-by-law/ http://www.aruba.com/our-island/aruba-votes-lgbt-civil-union-first-island-the-caribbean "
  • Status is not correct "While marriages are recognized, i.e. they are registered as other marriages, no rights are derived from same sex marriage. In a straight marriage, the spouse gets an automatic residence permit when the applicant is approved. This is not the case with a same sex marriage."

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