NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Launch Tourism Campaign Urging Gay People to Marry in the Big Apple
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to launch a tourism campaign taking advantage of the state's new marriage equality law, Bloomberg reports:
The “NYC I Do” campaign “will create millions of dollars in additional economic impact to the city’s $31 billion tourism industry,” Kimberly Spell, a spokeswoman for New York & Company, the city’s marketing office, said yesterday in an e- mail. Bloomberg will unveil more details in coming days, she said.
The Office of the Mayor has also posted a Q&A:
When can same-sex couples begin marrying in New York?
The Marriage Equality Act allows same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses starting 30 days after the Act was signed into law. State law generally requires couples to wait 24 hours after receiving a license before they can be married. Learn more at the City Clerk’s website. Learn more at the City Clerk's website.
How do I get a marriage license in New York City?
To get a marriage license, apply for one from the New York City Clerk’s office. Once you obtain a license, it is valid for sixty days. Learn more at the City Clerk's website.
Can my spouse and I get married in New York City if we were already married in another state or country?
Yes. You and your spouse can get married again in New York, whether you reside here or not. (Note: New York already recognizes lawful marriages, including same-sex marriages, that were performed elsewhere.)