Amsterdam | Immigration | John Kerry | News

BigGayDeal.com

U.S. Consulate in Amsterdam Issues First Visa to Gay Spouse

Conradie

John Kerry's pronouncement on Friday that the U.S. would immediately begin treating visa applications from same-sex couples in the same manner as those from heterosexual couples led to this historic event yesterday.

From the U.S. Consulate General, Amsterdam's Facebook page:

Mr. Francois Conradie is moving to New York, and visited the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam for his L2 visa interview on Friday. Today, he was surprised by Consul General Berry, who presented him with the printed visa placed in his passport. This is the first derivative visa we have had the privilege of issuing to the same-sex spouse of a visa applicant in Amsterdam since the U.S. Supreme Court's repeal of DOMA.

Have a great trip Mr. Conradie!

(via joe.my.god)

Feed This post's comment feed

Comments

  1. In 2001, the government of The Netherlands would have issued equivalent visas to foreign same-sex spouses of Dutch citizens, so the U.S. is only a dozen years behind. Well, at least some progress ...

    Posted by: jctsf | Aug 7, 2013 2:54:21 AM


Post a comment







Trending


« «AFA's Sandy Rios Links Homosexuality to Pedophilia, Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro« «