First gay Jewish marriage in Netherlands

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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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