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Dutch constitution prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and disability



March in honor of LGBT month. "pride", in the Netherlands.  / European Press.

LGBT march to celebrate ‘Pride’ month in the Netherlands. / European Press.

The Dutch Senate on Tuesday gave the “green light” to a constitutional amendment adding the following language: “hindrance” world “sexual orientation” Article 1 of the Constitution containing the principles of equality and non-discrimination.

The move, pushed by the Green Left, Socialist Labor Party, and Democrats66, was blocked by the right-wing Liberal Party in December.In the end, it passed with 56 votes in favor and 15 votes against.according to the newspaper “NRC Handelsblad”.

“The guarantee of fundamental rights for LGBTI people and persons with disabilities was not properly regulated during previous constitutional amendments,” Democratic 66 member Alexander Hammelberg said in a statement. I got

Labour’s Habtam de Hoop said the initiative has been active for 12 years. “good news”“I am proud that this is now reflected in the Constitution,” he added.

Nevertheless, lawyers cautioned that the initiative would amend the article 1–establishing a prohibition against discrimination based on religion, belief, political opinion, race, or sex–has more symbolic than legal meaning.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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