New York is looking to make its first foray into a more traditional marriage.
New York City’s marriage license for couples wishing to marry outside of their home state has now been officially released and will be available on January 20th.
The marriage license, which will be issued to couples in New York and its surrounding states, will allow couples to apply online for a marriage license at marriagebed.com, where a judge will determine if the application meets the requirements for a license, the NY Daily News reports.
The marriage license has been available for a month and will also be available at the New York State Department of Health and Hospitals and the State Office of Vital Statistics.
“This is a very important step forward in ensuring the integrity of the marriage,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a statement.
New York City and New York’s other two counties are expected to follow suit in the coming months, and by March 2021 the marriage license should be issued in all other counties.”
These are important steps to ensure New Yorkers are treated fairly in this new era of marriage, and I’m pleased to have been able to work with Governor Cuomo and City Council members to make sure they succeed in this important endeavor.”
New York City and New York’s other two counties are expected to follow suit in the coming months, and by March 2021 the marriage license should be issued in all other counties.