Wednesday, July 13, 2011

NY City Clerk Expands Services to Accommodate Increase in Marriages Expected

Here is another informational letter sent for distribution pertaining to helping couples navigate their marriages requirements with the City Clerks office. Resources have been expanded due to the expected increased in marriages, due to the passing of same sex marriage legislation earlier this month.

The letter was sent by Councilwoman Christine Quinn who according to today's New York Daily News article has the largest war chest of any Mayoral candidate. Here are the statistics listed in today’s paper;

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn: $4 Million
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer: $2.5 Million
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio: $1 Million

Any feedback on who the winner will be come the next election? Who else would you consider a candidate? How important will support for same sex marriage legislation be in the next Mayor election?

July 13, 2011

Dear New Yorker,

New York State's Marriage Equality Law was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on June 24, 2011, allowing same-sex couples to marry legally in New York for the first time.

Many of us have waited a lifetime for this to happen and we want to make sure everyone who wants to get married here has the information they need to get a marriage license and have a successful wedding.

The New York City Clerk will begin issuing marriage licenses and performing civil marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples starting on Sunday, July 24, 2011, and has put together a list of questions and answers for couples to help guide them through the application process. To access, please click here. Additional information about the application process is also available on the City Clerk's website at

Finally, for anyone interested in volunteering in the City Clerk's office and helping out in this extraordinary effort, please contact Carlos Menchaca in my office at (212) 788-5646 or

We look forward to welcoming all couples and their families who wanted to get married in New York City!

Christine C. Quinn
NYC Council

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