How to get married in New York
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The new rule that will allow people to marry without a Catholic Church blessing is sparking a wave of weddings in Catholic churches, with Catholic weddings making up nearly 40 percent of all weddings in New Jersey this year.
The state of New Jersey, which is among a handful of states that have passed marriage-equality laws, announced last month that couples who marry outside of a Catholic church will have to be married by a priest.
The change was a response to a Catholic bishop who said it was inappropriate for a married couple to get their vows written in a church, citing the church’s traditional view that only a man and woman can be married in the church.
But the announcement has triggered a flood of weddings across the state, with more than 200,000 weddings happening in New England since the new rule was announced last week, the Associated Press reported.
The AP reported that more than 60 percent of New York weddings took place in churches, while nearly 80 percent of weddings were held in Catholic households.
The announcement sparked a wave, with people from across the religious spectrum and many married in public, as well as couples who were already married.
Some people are marrying because they are still trying to decide whether they want to be celibate or not.
But a lot of people are getting married because they know they will have no choice but to, said David Dangin, executive director of the Catholic Advocacy Network, a group that works to increase the acceptance of gay and lesbian couples in the Catholic Church.
“It’s a very exciting time for people,” Dangins said.
“You’re seeing a lot more people get married.”
Some couples who are married in a private ceremony are surprised by the changes, which will allow them to marry in front of family and friends, or they will be able to use the same ceremony as if they were married at a church.
People are also marrying in public to celebrate the first anniversary of a wedding, Danginos said.
Many people who are not married at all are married because of the news, he said.
But he said he does not believe the new rules will have a significant impact on the number of gay marriages, as many are now getting married to people they know and have been in relationships with for years.
He said many couples who have been married for years are planning to get a divorce and others are waiting for the state to allow same-sex marriages.
People can still get married at the altar, but that is now prohibited.
If you want to get your vows written, you will have the priest write your vows, he added.
The Associated Press
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