Aruba, Caribbean

Homosexuality is legal in Aruba. Adoption by same-sex couples is legal. 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 who 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. 



Saba Legalizes Gay Marriage, Popularity Of Caribbean Island Soars

Oranjestad, Aruba – A speck of an island in the Dutch Caribbean has become increasingly popular with gay couples after legislators legalized same-sex marriages in a region still openly hostile to gays and lesbians. Two men were recently married in Saba, marking the first ceremony of its kind in the region and setting off a… Read more »

Gay Aruba News & Reports

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project 1 Lesbian couple caught in Aruba-Netherlands rift 8/05 2 Court rules Aruba must register marriage of lesbian couple 8/05 3 Court: Aruba must recognize Dutch same-sex marriages 4/07 4 Aruba has to recognise gay marriage, says Dutch supreme court 4/07 Associated Press 1 Lesbian couple caught in Aruba-Netherlands rift… Read more »

Netherlands Forces Homosexual ‘Marriage’ on Aruba

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The Caribbean island state of Aruba must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the Netherlands, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled April 13, forcing legal recognition of homosexual marriages in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, as well as the Netherlands proper. The case went to the Supreme Court after a municipal official for… Read more »