Lesbian couples can get access to IVF treatment, as well as parentage rights for their children. Diplomatic relations between the two countries are already under pressure over a series of incidents, and the sharply worded letter from Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans to parliament could strain these further. If you have been affected by discrimination as a result of your sexuality, there a number of ways in which you can fight it. Thirty percent of Dutch respondents to the survey reported facing discrimination as a result of their LGBT status, a notably low number by comparison with other EU states. As a result of article 40 of the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlandssame-sex marriages performed anywhere else in the Kingdom must be recognized in all territories,  however, they are not required to guarantee equal treatment of same-sex couples with valid marriage licenses.
If you have been affected by discrimination as a result of your sexuality, there a number of ways in which you can fight it.
The high level of hostility in schools reported by LGBT people of 18 years or under was also notable. See Conversion therapy. A new CBS study reveals that, despite the Netherlands' gay-friendly ethoshomosexual men and women here experience more violence, crime and disrespect than their straight counterparts.
Algemene wet gelijke behandeling in March of that year, which bans among others discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in employment, housing, and both public and private accommodations.