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Netherlands: Grogingen City Council Fires Registrars Who Refuse to Marry Gays
Groningen city council said on Thursday it would not renew the contracts of three civil servants who have refused to officiate at same sex weddings.

The contracts are due to expire in 2014. The three cannot be sacked because their action is not against the law.

Gay rights lobby group COC is using this weekend's Gay Pride celebrations to urge the government to get tough on registrars who refuse to perform gay weddings.

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Published on:  August 4, 2011

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