Post # 1
I’m having a hell of a time trying to figure out if Universal Life ordinations (online) are legally valid in Dutchess County, NY. I’ve contacted the County Clerk, Supreme Court and the village clerk, and all have referred me elsewhere and not given a definitive yes or no answer. Has anyone on here been married by an online-ordained officiant in Dutchess County? Thanks, ladies!
Post # 3
@lestat: I’m not sure about New York specifically, but in my own struggles with both Virginia and North Carolina (and them not accepting ULC in any county) I’m under the impression that any marriage recognized by the state would also be recognized by the counties and you should have no problems with your officiant being ordained by the ULC.
Counties regularly give out marriage licenses to people who get married by ULC-ordained officiants anyway, even in North Carolina. No really, I know someone who got married recently who was able to get one. I don’t think county clerks ask/can ask who the officiant is going to be.