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Lgbt Rights in the Netherlands: Lgbt Political Advocacy Groups in the Netherlands, Lgbt Rights Activists From the Netherlands Books LLC

Lgbt Rights in the Netherlands: Lgbt Political Advocacy Groups in the Netherlands, Lgbt Rights Activists From the Netherlands

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Published June 13th 2010
ISBN : 9781158087594
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46 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Lgbt Political Advocacy Groups in the Netherlands, Lgbt RightsMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Lgbt Political Advocacy Groups in the Netherlands, Lgbt Rights Activists From the Netherlands, Same-Sex Marriage in the Netherlands, Gerard Reve, Coc Nederland, Boris Dittrich, Arnold Aletrino, Jos Brink, John Blankenstein, Henk Krol. Excerpt: The Netherlands is known for its liberal policies on personal matters such as sexual orientation. The public widely supports tolerance and equal rights for LGBT people, although conservative Christians and Muslim immigrants tend to be more traditional in their beliefs about gender and sexual equality. Sodomy was a capital crime and a crackdown on sodomy was started in 1730, during which hundreds of people were executed for homosexuality. Homosexual relations between consenting adults in private were first legalized in 1811 when France invaded and installed the Napoleonic Code. After the Dutch received independence in 1813 no new sodomy law was enacted. However in 1911 the ruling Christian-based political parties enacted article 248bis that raised the age of consent for homosexuality to 21, while the age of consent for heterosexuality remained at 16. Along with the unequal age of consent were various laws against public indecency that were often used against gay men. In response to this new law, a Dutch chapter of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee was organized under the leadership of Jacob Schorer. The organization was shut down by the German Nazis during the Second World War, and the German law that prohibited homosexuality, Paragraph 175 was introduced into Dutch law. The Dutch LGBT rights movement was revived in 1945 when the Center for Culture and Recreation was created in the Hague by Niek Engelschman which published the Right To Live publication (Levensrecht). In the late 1940s into th... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=4944074