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First Visa Gets Issued To Same-Sex Foreign Spouse!

Following Secretary of State John Kerry's announcement last Friday that same-sex foreign spouses would immediately be able to start receiving visas, the first has been issued in Amsterdam!

The U.S. Consulate General, Amsterdam writes, with the accompanying photo:

"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!"

Congratulations, Francois! And it's great to see the U.S. moving swiftly on this!