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Resolved therefore That being invested by the Creator with the same capabilities and the same consciousness of responsibility for their exercise it is demonstrably the right and duty of woman equally with man to promote every righteous cause by every righteous means; and especially in regard to the great subjects of morals and religion it is self-evidently her right to participate with her brother in teaching them both in private and in public by writing and by speaking by any instrumentalities proper to be used and in any assemblies proper to be held; and this being a self-evident truth growing out of the divinely implanted principles of human nature any custom or authority adverse to it whether modern or wearing the hoary sanction of antiquity is to be regarded as self-evident falsehood and at war with the interests of mankind   5 This statement omits New York's new Married Women's Property of 1848 6 Oberlin College was the exception; it admitted women at its founding and granted them bachelor degrees. Firmly relying upon the final triumph of the Right and the True we do this day affix our signatures to this declaration At the appointed hour the meeting convened The minutes having been read the resolutions of the day before were read and taken up separately Some from their self-evident truth elicited but little remark; others after some criticism much debate and some slight alterations were finally passed by a large majority.7 [At an evening session] Lucretia Mott offered and spoke to the following resolution: Resolved That the speedy success of our cause depends upon the zealous and untiring efforts of both men and women for the overthrow of the monopoly of the pulpit and for the securing to woman an equal participation with men in the various trades professions and commerce The Resolution was adopted. Will our New York be recognized outside of New York?Yes Same sex s will be recognized through out the United States and numerous foreign jurisdictions Are there any differences in the process for same-sex and opposite-sex in New York City?No Under the New York City will offer same-sex s and opposite-sex s following the same process Can we choose to be domestic partners instead of getting married?Yes as before the eligible same-sex and opposite-sex couples can still choose to form domestic partnerships.  Domestic partners are entitled to a smaller subset of rights and privileges than those granted to married couples.  See the New York City Clerk’s website for information about domestic partnership registration.

• IDNYC• Driver's license non-driver identification card or learner's permit with photograph from any state or United States territory;• ive United States Military Identification Card;• Valid passport;• United States Certificate of Naturalization (less than ten years old);• United States Alien Registration Card; or• United States Employment Authorization Card The City Clerk’s fee for a License is $35 with an additional fee of $25 for your civil ceremony (see more below) Fees are payable with money order or credit card (Visa MasterCard Discover and American Express) Cash and personal checks are not accepted. [In the afternoon] The reading of the Declaration was called for an addition having been inserted since the morning session A vote taken upon the amendment was carried and papers circulated to obtain signatures The following resolutions were then read: Whereas the great precept of nature is conceded to be "that man shall pursue his own true and substantial happiness," Blackstone in his Commentaries remarks that this law of Nature being coeval with mankind and dictated by God himself is of course superior in obligation to any other.1  It is binding over all the globe in all countries and at all times; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this and such of them as are valid derive all their force and all their validity and all their authority mediately and immediately from this original; Therefore, Now in view of this entire disfranchisement of one-half the people of this country their social and religious degradation,—in view of the unjust laws above mentioned and because women do feel themselves aggrieved oppressed and fraudulently deprived of their most sacred rights we insist that they have immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of these United States In entering upon the great work before us we anticipate no small amount of misconception misrepresentation and ridicule; but we shall use every instrumentality within our power to effect our object We shall employ agents circulate trs petition the State and national Legislatures and endeavor to enlist the pulpit and the press in our hope this Convention will be followed by a series of Conventions embracing every part of the country. It’s important to keep in mind that getting married in New York City is a multi-step process Couples must complete an application and receive a License at the City Clerk’s office before they can legally wed For general information about marrying in New York please see the City Clerk’s website and the additional information below Very simply how can we get married in New York City?  Listed below are the general steps and rules of the process: As published in the Selected Papers Volume 1 ©1997 Rutgers The State University of New Jersey On the morning of the 19th the Convention assembled at 11 o'clock The Declaration of Sentiments offered for the acceptance of the Convention was then read by E C Stanton A proposition was made to have it re-read by paragraph and after much consideration some changes were suggested and adopted The propriety of obtaining the signatures of men to the Declaration was discussed in an animated manner: a vote in favor was given; but concluding that the final decision would be the legitimate business of the next day it was referred. Can I change my surname (last name) when I get married?Yes. The application for a License offers various options for keeping or changing your surname. If you choose to change your surname the change takes effect legally once your ceremony is held. You cannot change your first or middle name through Where do we go to obtain a License and if we choose have the City Clerk’s office perform our ceremony?The City Clerk has office locations in each of the five boroughs: Manhattan Queens the Bronx Brooklyn and Staten Island Manhattan Office141 Worth StreetNew York NY 10013Regular Hours: 8:30 am to 3:45 pm Monday through Friday Bronx OfficeSupreme Court Building851 Grand Concourse Room B131Bronx NY 10451Regular Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday He has created a false public sentiment by giving to the world a different code of morals for men and women by which moral delinquencies which exclude women from society are not only tolerated but deemed of little account in man He has usurped the prerogative of Jehovah himself claiming it as his right to assign for her a sphere of ion when that belongs to her conscience and her God He has endeavored in every way that he could to destroy her confidence in her own powers to lessen her self-respect and to make her willing to lead a dependent and abject life. Resolved That such laws as conflict in any way with the true and substantial happiness of woman are contrary to the great precept of nature and of no validity; for this is "superior in obligation to any other Resolved That all laws which prevent woman from occupying such a station in society as her conscience shall dictate or which place her in a position inferior to that of man are contrary to the great precept of nature and therefore of no force or authority Resolved That woman is man's equal—was intended to be so by the Creator and the highest good of the race demands that she should be recognized as such Resolved That the women of this country ought to be enlightened in regard to the laws under which they -live that they may no longer publish their degradation by declaring themselves satisfied with their present position nor their ignorance by asserting that they have all the rights. Brooklyn OfficeBrooklyn Municipal Building210 Joralemon Street Room 205Brooklyn NY 11201Regular Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday Queens OfficeBorough Hall Building120-55 Queens Boulevard Ground Floor Room X001Kew Gardens NY 11424Regular Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday Staten Island OfficeBorough Hall Building10 Richmond Terrace Room 311,( please enter at the entrance located at the intersection of Hyatt Street and Stuyvesant Place).Staten Island NY 10301Regular Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday What are the differences between a same-sex and an opposite-sex in New York?The gives married same-sex couples the same rights responsibilities and benefits that married opposite-sex couples have under Federal State and City law.  7 Of this discussion and its outcome E W Capron reported the resolutions "were finally adopted nearly as they were originally drawn up" by the women meeting alone on Wednesday morning; not even the lawyers who opposed "the equal rights of women and who were present," dissented.  In the History of Woman Suffrage Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote that only the resolution about the elective franchise "was not unanimously adopted."  "Those who took part in the debate," she recalled "feared a demand for the right to vote would defeat others they deemed more rational and make the whole movement ridiculous." She and Frederick Douglass who saw that suffrage "was the right by which all others could be secured," carried the resolution "by a small majority." (Auburn National Reformer 3 August 1848; Stanton Anthony and Gage History of Woman Suffrage 1:73.) Should we go online to begin the application process ahead of time?Beginning the application process online will save you time when you appear at the City Clerk's office because you will not have to fill out a paper application—just be sure to bring your confirmation number However beginning the application process online does not in any way guarantee preferential treatment once you appear at the City Clerk's office What should we bring when we visit the City Clerk’s office to get our License?You must bring valid government-issued identification and the necessary fees. It is also a good idea to bring proof of all previously terminated (s) civil union(s) and domestic partnership(s) if applicable The following types of identification are acceptable: Report of the Woman's Rights Convention Held at Seneca Falls N.Y July 19th and 20th 1848 (Rochester 1848) Prepared for the Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony vol 1 In the School of Anti-Slavery 1840 to 1866 ed Ann D Gordon (New Brunswick N.J 1997)   ©Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Notes: 1 This entire paragraph and the sense of the one following are taken from the section "Of the Nature of Laws in General," in the introductory book of William Blackstone Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books (New York 1841) 1:27-28 The quotation marks are in Blackstone. 2 From a resolution by Angelina Grimke adopted at the female antislavery convention of 1837 (Turning the World Upside Down: The Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women Held in New York City May 9-12 1837 ed Dorothy Sterling [New. Resolved That woman has too long rested satisfied in the circumscribed limits which corrupt customs and a perverted application of the Scriptures have marked out for her and that it is time she should move in the enlarged sphere which her great Creator has assigned her.2 Resolved That it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.3 Resolved That the of human rights results necessarily from the f of the identity of the race in capabilities and responsibilities. In New York City: Questions and Answers for Same-Sex Couples and All Those Who Wish to Marry Here New York’s was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on J allowing same-sex couples to marry legally in New York for the first time New York City has always prided itself on its openness and diversity and we look forward to welcoming all couples who want to get married amid our bright lights and legendary sights including many landmarks of gay history Whether you are a native New Yorker or someone who has dreamed of having your wedding in New York City that opportunity is now yours The City is committed to accommodating all eligible couples who would like to marry whether they are of the same or opposite sex The New York City Clerk started issuing Licenses and performing civil ceremonies for same-sex couples. The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her To prove this let fs be submitted to a candid world He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective franchise He has compelled her to submit to laws in the formation of which she had no voice He has withheld from her rights which are given to the most ignorant and degraded men—both natives and foreigners Having deprived her of this first right of a citizen the elective franchise thereby leaving her without representation in the halls of legislation he has oppressed her on all sides He has made her if married in the eye of the law civilly dead.4 He has taken from her all right in property even to the wages she earns.5 He has made her morally an irresponsible being as she can commit many crimes with impunity provided they be done in the presence of her husband In the covenant of she is compelled to promise obedience to her husband he becoming to all intents and purposes her master—the law giving him power to deprive her of her liberty and to administer chastisement He has so framed the laws of divorce as to what shall be the proper causes of divorce; in case of separation to whom the guardianship of the children shall be given; as to be wholly regardless of the happiness of women—the law in all cases going upon the false supposition of the supremacy of man and giving all power into. Alternatively you may have your  ceremony performed outside the City Clerk’s Office by an eligible officiant of your choice such as a clergy member or a judge.  If your ceremony is performed within New York City the person who performs it must first register with the City Clerk. Go to the City Clerk’s website to learn more about who can perform s and how they can register Do we need a witness for our ceremony?Yes you need at least one witness 18 years of age or older After your ceremony the couple the person who performs the ceremony and the witness(es) must all sign the License.  Resolved That inasmuch as man while claiming for himself intellectual superiority does accord to woman moral superiority it is pre-eminently his duty to encourage her to speak and teach as she has an opportunity in all religious assemblies Resolved That the same amount of virtue delicacy and refinement of behavior that is required of woman in the social state should also be required of man and the same tranegressions should be visited with equal severity on both man and woman Resolved That the objection of indelicacy and impropriety which is so often brought against woman when she addresses a public audience comes with a very ill grace from those who encourage by their attendance her appearance on the stage in the concert or in the feats of the circus. Photograph by Napoleon Sarony National Woman's Party Records Manuscript Division Library of Congress LC-MSS-34355-36 Prior to his election as Governor Andrew Cuomo served four years as New York’s Attorney General As the state’s top legal officer he made restoring public trust in government and protecting New York taxpayers the top priorities of his Attorney General Andrew Cuomo brought national reform to the student loan industry uncovered fraud within the largest health insurers in the country protected investors from abuses on Wall Street and made the Internet safer for children nationwide In addition his groundbreaking investigations into the state pension system set a model for public pension funds across the country.

If I am currently in a civil union do I first need to terminate the civil union?It depends If you are marrying the same person with whom you have a civil union you do not need to terminate the civil union If you are marrying a different person then you must terminate the civil union before you can obtain a License in. 3 New York's constitution of 1846 like that of many states defined eligible voters as "males." For white men it guaranteed universal suffrage Black men could vote only if they owned sufficient property Prior to 1848 claims that women shared an equal right to the franchise arose not only in debates about their property rights but also in connection with efforts to amend the constitution and grant equal political rights to African-American men The restriction on black voting remained in place until after the Civil War (New York Constitution of 1846 article II section 1; Judith Wellman "Women's Rights Republicanism and Revolutionary Rhetoric in Antebellum New York State," New York History 69 [July 1988]: 353-84.) Site Map Updated 8/2010 All Contents © Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Can my spouse and I get married in New York City if we already were married in another state or country?Yes. You and your current spouse can get married again in New York even if you were previously married in another jurisdiction If you bring an original or certified copy of your current certificate when applying for a License here you will not need to wait 24 hours and can hold your New York ceremony right away (Note: Under existing law the State of New York recognizes valid s performed elsewhere including same-sex   If you have questions about whether to get married again in New York please talk to a lawyer.) The Convention assembled at the hour appointed James Mott of Philadelphia in the Chair The minutes of the previous day having been read E C Stanton again read the Declaration of Sentiments which was freely discussed and was unanimously adopted as follows: Declaration of Sentiments When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man to assume among the people of the earth a position different from that which they have hitherto occupied but one to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to such a course. If I am from outside New York do I need a Letter or Certificate of Non-Impediment or proof of eligibility from my home town or home country to get married in New York?No New York law does not require anyone from outside the State of New York to bring a Letter or Certificate of Non-Impediment or proof of eligibility in order to obtain a License here Once we have a license when can our ceremony be performed?To be legally married you must have a civil or religious ceremony performed after obtaining a License State law generally requires you to wait 24 hours after receiving your license before holding your ceremony (This waiting period does not apply to current spouses married in another jurisdiction who are seeking to re-marry in New York and present an original or certified copy of the existing certificate.) If you choose the City Clerk’s Office will perform a civil ceremony at one of its five locations. The City Clerk performs civil ceremonies on a first-come first-served basis. You must bring your License the same identification used to obtain the license as well as one witness at least 18 years old who also has proper identification The fee for a ceremony is $25 Fees are payable with money order or credit card (Visa MasterCard Discover and American Express) Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Cuomo first priced law as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan He also briefly worked at a law firm before founding Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP) – a not-for-profit organization designed to combat homelessness in New York City Cuomo later served as Chairman of Mayor David Dinkins’ New York City Homeless Commission Cuomo graduated from Fordham University in 1979 and Albany Law School in 1982 Andrew Cuomo resides in Mount Kisco in Westchester County and is the father of three daughters twins Mariah and Cara and Michaela. You can hold your ceremony immediately—skipping the 24-hour waiting period—by asking a New York State judge to grant a Judicial waiver of the 24-hour requirement Your License is valid for 60 days (or 180 days for ive military personnel only) from the time you receive it. Your ceremony must be performed within that time frame or else you will need to obtain a new license Where can our ceremony be held and who can perform it?With a License from the New York City Clerk a civil or religious ceremony can be held anywhere in the State of New York. 

After depriving her of all rights as a married woman if single and the owner of property he has taxed her to support a government which recognizes her only when her property can be made profitable to it He has monopolized nearly all the profitable employments and from those she is permitted to follow she receives but a scanty remuneration He closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction which he considers most honorable to himself As a teacher of theology medicine or law she is not known He has denied her the facilities for obtaining a thorough education—all colleges being closed against her.6 He allows her in Church as well as State but a subordinate position claiming Apostolic authority for her exclusion from the ministry and with some exceptions from any public participation in the affairs of the Church. In 1997 Cuomo was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Under his leadership HUD was transformed from a wasteful and inefficient bureaucracy to an effective driver of economic development and housing secretary Cuomo made fighting racial discrimination a key focus and brought 2,000 anti-discrimination cases all across the Cuomo’s work earned HUD the prestigious “Innovations in American Government Award” from the Ford Foundation and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on three different occasions. How do we get a License in New York City?To get a License fill out an application, either online or at the City Clerk’s office In either case you and your prospective spouse must visit the City Clerk’s office to complete the application process and receive your License State law does not permit “proxy ” so both you and your intended spouse must appear personally at the City Clerk’s office     Please note that by law paper applications for a License cannot be filled out in advance of your visit to the City Clerk’s office. If I am currently in a domestic partnership and now want to get married do I first need to terminate the domestic partnership?It depends On one hand if your domestic partnership is registered with  New York City getting married will automatically terminate the partnership so no additional other than the is required This is the case whether you plan to marry your registered domestic partner or anyone else On the other hand if you have a domestic partnership from Califonia Nevada Oregon, or Washington state and you now plan to marry someone other than your domestic partner you must terminate the partnership before you can obtain a License in New York If you are marrying your domestic partner you do not need to terminate the partnership. Terrminating a domestic partnership  Who can get married in New York City now that the has passed?The allows eligible same-sex couples to get married in New York just like opposite-sex couples with the same rights responsibilities and benefits under State and City law For detailed information about age and other eligibility requirements for all couples please see the City Clerk’s website Can we get married in New York City even if we don’t live there?Yes. Couples who reside in New York or in another state or country are welcome to. Throughout his time as Governor Andrew Cuomo has been working to make communities across the state stronger and safer for all New Yorkers This includes restoring New York’s reputation as the progressive capital of the nation – with groundbreaking accomplishments like passing a $15 statewide minimum wage and 12 weeks of paid family leave.