Same-sex marriage celebrations
A HUGE inflatable pink cake with candles spouting rainbow flames has glided through the Amsterdam canals as the Dutch capital celebrated the 20th anniversary of the world’s first legal same-sex marriages.
But even as the city marked the milestone in LGBTQ emancipation, its mayor said that striving for equality remains a work in progress.
“At the same time it is a moment to recognise that the struggle is not yet over; not worldwide, not nationally, but also not in Amsterdam,” said mayor Femke Halsema.
Since the historic event in Amsterdam 20 years ago, same-sex marriage has been made legal in 28 countries worldwide.