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New York City clerk required to educate public about marriage equality

NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn [pictured] helped pass legislation which requires the City Clerk to inform couples registering for domestic partnerships about other states and countries where they can get married. Same sex marriages performed elsewhere are recognized as valid marriages by the state of New York.

The information will be provided on the City Clerk’s website, and will be posted and available in hard copy at all of the marriage bureau locations. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says the law helps couples know where they can legally wed.

Said Quinn regarding the measure: “I think it will speak volumes about the inequality in our state. And the need for our state Senate to follow the lead of other states.”