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New York governor: Federal judges can’t officiate weddings because some are Trump appointees

New York governor: Federal judges can’t officiate weddings because some are Trump appointees

by Caitlin Yilek | Washington Examiner  |  Published on December 24, 2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have allowed all federal judges to officiate weddings in the state.

“I cannot in good conscience support legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration,” he said in a statement Friday.

“President Trump does not embody who we are as New Yorkers,” Cuomo, a Democrat, said. “The cornerstones that built our great state are diversity, tolerance, and inclusion. Based on these reasons, I must veto this bill.”

The bill overwhelmingly passed in the Democrat-controlled state legislature earlier this year with support from both parties.

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