Dutch party says Vatican interference unacceptable

Radio Netherlands, Aug. 1, 2003

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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