Dutch mayors want to ban foreign polygamists
September 22, 2008 Leave a Comment
The mayors of the four main cities in the Netherlands are going to ask the government to stop giving Dutch citizenship to foreign nationals who have more than one wife. Dutch towns currently register such marriages even though polygamy is banned in the Netherlands. The mayors of Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam are drafting a letter asking Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin to close a loophole in the law. Amsterdam’s authorities say they will continue to register polygamists until the current legislation has been adapted.
Source: Radio Netherlands, 22 September 2008