Peter Lemke and Frank Wittebrood
Ton Jansen and Louis Rogmans
Helene Faasen and Anne-Marie Thus
Dolf Pasker and Geert Kasteel
April 1, 2001
Netherlands was the first country in the world to extend marriage equality to all of its citizens. On the first day that the law went into effect, these four couples married in a joint ceremony. These were among the first same-sex couples ever legally married in the world.