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Can a Universal Life Church Minister Legally Perform Wedding in NY?

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HI,

I have been an ordained online minister from universal life church since 2009. I am also a legal Marriage Officiant registered with NYC in 2009. I have never performed a wedding in Long Island Ny and need to know if I will be a legal officiant to peform a wedding in BrookHaven NY. I will be reaching out to the City Clerk on Monday but was hoping to obtain some information earlier.

 

THanks

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It appears that your registration in NYC is only good for the 5 boroughs of NYC and Long Island is not one of the 5 boroughs.

 

See the City Clerk's webpage:

 

http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/html/marriage/officiant_reg.shtml

 

However, it appears that (under state law) registration is only required in NYC and is not required anywhere else in the state.

 

See NY Domestic Relations Law Article 3 - Sections 11 and 11=B:

 

http://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2012/dom/article-3/

 

Instead of calling the NYC clerk on Monday, I think you would be better served by calling the Nassau County clerk:

 

http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Clerk/index.html

 

PS: It is not correct to say "in Long Island," the correct phrase is "on Long Island."

 

(Ex NYer here.) :rolleyes:

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It depends on which Universal Life Church you are ordained by. The Universal Life Church World Headquarters has absolutely no problems anywhere in the USA. This can be attributed to the fact that they have a traditional doctrine of faith, that they are a legitimate Church and that they have ordaining Bishops with succession and lineage. The Universal Life Church in Modesto started as Life Church. They have no traditional doctrine of faith.

 

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