Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Cuomo Vetoes Expansion of Federal Judges Who Can Officiate At Weddings

On Dec. 20, that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed S6330 which would have expanded the federal judges who can officiate at marriage ceremonies in New York.  Currently only federal judges sitting in New York districts or on the 2nd Circuit can officiate. The vetoed bill would have expanded this to all federal judges. According to yesterday's New York Times, Cuomo said in his veto message:
I cannot in good conscience support legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration. President Trump does not embody who we are as New Yorkers.