Kelsey and Alex Lee jumped out of their car to share a toast with co-workers from the Hennepin Healthcare’s physical therapy department on the sidewalk after they were married. The wedding did not go exactly as they planned; there were only two witnesses and the officiant in attendance. Instead of a banquet, Alex Lee picked up take-out and they drove home to their apartment in Hopkins.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will start granting marriage licenses remotely as lockdown measures designed to stop the spread of coronavirus remain in effect.
“There is now no excuse when the question comes up for marriage. No excuse,” Cuomo said at a briefing on Saturday. “You can do it by Zoom. Yes or no.”
Marriages bureaus around the state remain closed as a result of Covid-19. When a reporter asked about what the state was doing to help, Cuomo first joked that the state had not yet taken any action.
“Marriage rate is going down, divorce rate…