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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Aruba

Homosexuality is legal in Aruba. Adoption by same-sex couples is legal. Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...

Legal recognition of same-sex unions

As part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba is obliged to recognize same-sex marriages registered in the Netherlands as valid. The Aruban government initially declared same-sex unions illegal, but was challenged by a lesbian couple whom had legally married in the Netherlands and then moved to the island. The case went to the Dutch Supreme Court, which ruled on 13 April 2007 that Aruba must recognize all marriages registered in the Netherlands.[1] Hoge Raad der Nederlanden is the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, situated in The Hague. ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ...

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  • Same-sex marriage in Aruba

In December, 2004, an island lower court ruled that the marriage between Charlene and Esther in Holland should be recognized in Aruba. ...


  1. ^ Caribbean island Aruba has to recognize gay marriage: Dutch supreme court. Yahoo! News (13 April 2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-16.



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