Amsterdam to pay NY gays to get hitched

The city of Amsterdam is set to invite five New York-based gay couples ­– one of whom must be a US citizen and the other Dutch – to come to Amsterdam to get married in August of this year.

Amsterdam mayor Job Cohen will perform the ceremony.
The city has set aside €37,000 to finance the Pink Exchange Project, which is part of Henry Hudson Year, celebrating the 400-year-old bond between the Dutch and Americans that started with Henry Hudson’s arrival in Manhattan in 1609.

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