You live in the State of New York, you would have had to marry in this period, but you are forced to cancel the wedding because of the lockdown that prevents citizens get out of the house to prevent the spread of the coronavirus? No problem, you can breathe a sigh of relief (or “don’t you have no more excuses”, depending on your point of view): the Governor of the State of New York Andrew Cuomo has thought of you.
Now not only you will be able to celebrate the wedding in the video conferencing, but you will also have the opportunity to obtain all documents necessary to carry out the obligations of bureaucracy sitting on the couch at home: no lines in the offices, now closed, just some form to fill out and sign before you press the Enter key.
The real news is in fact precisely this: the Governor came to meet all the couples that had planned the wedding in this period, but who had not yet collected and delivered the necessary documents. And all it took was an order of the political Italian-american to give away free final to weddings online. The celebration included, of course, as long as everything is done in a direct (therefore, are not accepted video recordings).
NEW: I am issuing an Executive Order allowing New Yorkers to obtain a marriage license remotely and allowing clerks to perform ceremonies via video conference.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) February 18, 2020
In short, there are no more excuses like, “well, Dear, I’d love to be able to marry, but as long as we are forced in the house…”. Now bureaucracy and the celebration you do online, so much so that already circulates in the network the hashtag #Zoomweddings for the wedding in streaming. No problem: if the much-criticized platform Zoom you prefer Duo or FaceTime the mutual “yes” will also have legal value.