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Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 2021

California legislators vote yes on online civil ceremonies and virtual marriage license appointments

California votes on extending online civil ceremonies and virtual marriage license appointments through January 2024, as legislators send Assembly Bill 583 to Gov Newsom for review. AB583
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Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 2021

Pope Francis firmly closes the door on same-sex marriage within the Catholic Church

Pope Francis speaks out again against blessing same-sex marriages within the Catholic Church.
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Friday, Sep. 10th, 2021

Mayor De Blasio calls out NYC Marriage Bureau

Couples in New York sometimes wait weeks for a virtual appointment to get a marriage license during the COVID pandemic. Mayor de Blasio says it’s time for the City Clerk’s Office to fully reopen - despite a rise in cases caused by the delta variant.
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Thursday, Sep. 9th, 2021

All-star wedding ceremony inspiration from Damian Lillard & Kay’la Hanson

5 ways to capture the all-star vibe of Damian Lillard and Kay’la Hanson’s extravagant wedding, which included guests like Snoop Dog, Common, Draymond Green, DeMar DeRozan, and more.
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Tuesday, Sep. 7th, 2021

Garret Clayton & Blake Knight asked Alicia Silverstone to officiate their private LA wedding

Garret Clayton and Blake Knight got married! And the couple asked close friend and ordained minister Alicia Silverstone to officiate the private outdoor ceremony. This LGBTQ+ LA wedding had it all - music, art, friends, cocktails, celebrity cred, and COVID safety!
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Friday, Sep. 3rd, 2021

NY lawmakers reconsider online weddings with new bill

Will online weddings return to New York? Lawmakers reconsider virtual marriage ceremonies and marriage license services provided through video conferencing technologies, with NY Assembly Bill 8192. ( AB08192 )
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Wednesday, Sep. 1st, 2021

Clark County approaches its 5 millionth wedding license!

Clark County, home to Las Vegas, will soon celebrate an incredible achievement and issue its 5-millionth wedding license. Couples are flocking to Vegas to elope during the coronavirus pandemic and the delta variant surge.
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Tuesday, Aug. 24th, 2021

Marriage license applications now online in Calhoun County, MI

Couples can now apply for their marriage license online in Calhoun County, Michigan, using the county clerk / register’s new online portal.
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