Dutch party says Vatican interference unacceptable

Radio Netherlands, Aug. 1, 2003
http://www.rnw.nl/

The opposition Green Left party has called on the Dutch government to summon the Vatican ambassador to explain the Church’s attack on same-sex marriages. The party finds it unacceptable that Roman Catholic politicians are being pressured to oppose such marriages.

The Green Left party was responding to a Vatican document which describes same-sex marriages as unnatural and a threat to society.

The party says the document is a direct attack against the Netherlands where same-sex marriages are allowed, and contravenes the principle of separation of church and state.

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