First gay Jewish marriage ceremony in Netherlands
On Sunday, the first ever Jewish ceremony confirming a same-sex marriage was held in the synagogue of the Liberale Joodse Gemeente Liberal Jewish Community in Amsterdam.
As of this week, married same-sex couples can have their relationships confirmed in in of the community's ten synagogues in a ceremony called Brit Ahava, a covenant of love. The Amsterdam ceremony was not a global first. In the United States, Jewish same-sex couples have been able to get married for five years.
A spokesperson for the synagogue said that there had not been much interest among Jewish people so far, but added that Sunday’s ceremony might help generate more interest.
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