The sexual exploitation of children can take many forms and is constantly evolving particularly with advances in new information and communication technologies but it can be broadly divided into the following categories.
The Luxembourg parliament last year voted in favour of same-sex marriage and adoption, with 56 out 60 MPs supporting the bill that was first introduced under the previous government in May 2012 but underwent a number of changes, for example in regards to adoption rights.
In a first draft only open adoption was to be granted to homosexual couples, while closed adoption, in which all ties to the birth parents are severed, was to be reserved for heterosexual couples.
However, the petition, introduced by the so-called Initiative for the Protection of the Child, failed to garner the necessary number of signatures online.
Taking issue less with same-sex marriage, the group voiced concern over extending adoption rights to same-sex couples, arguing that children had the right to both a mother and a father.
The White House has since updated the caption to include Destenay.
Destenay, a Belgian architect, married Bettel in 2015, becoming the first same-sex spouse of a leader of a European Union member state.
When it comes to city breaks, Luxembourg is quite probably not on your wish list.
What could be interesting about a banking and business city, regarded as a tax haven, unless you’re minted?
A citizen activist group had tried to stop the bill with an online petition.
Launched through the Chamber of Deputies, official petitions can force a debate in parliament if they gather over 4,500 signatures, which could have delayed the vote.
Child sexual abuse is more likely to be committed by someone within the victim’s circle of trust (e.g.