First gay Jewish marriage in Netherlands

17th January 2011, Comments 0 comments


On Sunday, the first ever gay Jewish marriage in the Netherlands was concluded in the synagogue of the Liberale Joodse Gemeente Liberal Jewish Community in Amsterdam.

As of this week, same-sex couples can get married in ten of the community's synagogues, in practically the same ceremony used for heterosexual couples.The Amsterdam ceremony was not a global first. In the United States, Jewish same-sex couples have been able to get married for some time. In Israel however, same-sex marriages are still illegal.





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