NY lets couples obtain marriage licenses, perform ceremonies remotely: 'You can do it by Zoom'

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April 18, 2020 - 4:12 pm

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – New York couples are now able to tie the knot during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday he’s signing an executive order allowing New Yorkers to obtain a marriage license remotely and allowing clerks to perform ceremonies via video conference.

    “Video marriage ceremonies. There is now no excuse when the question comes up for marriage,” Cuomo said. “You can do it by Zoom. It’s ‘yes’ or ‘no.’”

    Marriage bureaus across the state have been closed during the statewide shutdown.

    Cuomo announced the order when a reporter asked him about a possible spike in divorce rates because of the stay-at-home order.

    “I think the divorce rate is going up,” Cuomo told the reporter. “Marriage rate is going down, divorce rate is going up.”

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