Same-sex couples planning to take advantage of New York's new marriage equality law can start applying for marriage licenses today online. Couples will not be able to officially marry until July 25, 30 days after the marriage equality ruling was signed by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Online applications are currently being accepted - but not in-person pre-applications. The online application process is a way for the City Clerk's office to better estimate what their staffing needs will be in the first few weeks where the marriage equality law takes effect in the state.
The updated forms for the pre-application weren't immediately available this morning, but the City Clerk's office says they should be updated online later today.