Monday, February 6, 2023

New York passes law giving people the ability to be marriage officiants for a day

NEW YORK — On Wednesday, Governor Cathy Hochul signed into law new legislation creating a new way for people 18 and older to apply for ‘one-day designations’ that allow them to work in the state. Authorizes only one marriage to be solemnized on a specified day. York.

“The bringing of people together at a wedding is a beautiful moment that should be shared by prospective spouses with an elected official,” said Governor Hochul. “By signing this legislation into law, we are removing any barriers to becoming officiant so that friends and family can share such an important moment with loved ones of their choice and have their wedding celebrated in accordance with New York State law.” may be recognized under.

The legislation (S.739A/A.6300A) amends domestic relations law to allow individuals to apply for permission to designated officials to officiate the marriage of a particular couple.

New York is a top destination for weddings and this law is just one more reason for couples to celebrate here.

Assemblywoman Sandy Guelf said, “New Yorkers who are married by a friend or family member no longer have to worry about whether or not their marriage is legally valid.” “Thank you Governor Hochul and my colleagues for your support of this legislation, which will allow friends, family and loved ones to share these meaningful moments regardless of religious affiliation or political affiliation.”

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