Everyone secretly searches for it but a few lucky ones ever get it. No, we aren’t talking about the lottery, it is love. That four-letter word that is magical to some and a chemical reaction to others has been a source of many stories in the past, present and will continue so in the future. While love is the testimony of two souls, marriage is the festival of two people coming together. Now with coronavirus actively telling us to be 6 feet apart, how do we solve this conundrum? A governor in New York seems to have a clickety idea.
What’s In It?
As the world adjusts to this pandemic blues, New York too, is adjusting to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo has implemented an Executive Order in light of the current situation that allows state residents to get their marriage licenses remotely and also allows clerks to perform wedding ceremonies through video conferences. Yes, simply put get hitched over Skype or Zoom, it’s that simple!
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) April 18, 2020
The Hill noted that NYC’s Marriage Bureau has remained closed since March 20th, leaving couples without many options. While this pandemic does not seem to end it seems saying your romantic ‘I do’s’ can take a lot of time in your packed dreamy destination. That is why technology can come in handy now for those looking for an adventurous story of ‘how I met your mother’ types.
The world seems to adjust to a new set of rules as the coronavirus seems to grow at an unprecedented rate. Indonesia opened for online marriage registrations. This service is for couples who were married and applied for registrations before the enforcement of the remote working policy. When it comes to UAE, an online marriage service launched last week. This was done so couples can get married amid the COVID-19 lockdown. And now that New York couples can get married via video conferencing, this is definitely a silver lining. We hope that our love and support for each other helps us sail through these testing times as being together while staying apart is now more important than ever. Here are 12 Heartwarming Stories From Around The Globe That Will Bring A Smile On Your Face