The new law recognizing same-sex marriages goes into effect on Sunday July 24th, and both Greenburgh and Scarsdale will issue same sex marriage licenses and conduct marriage ceremonies. According to Paul Feiner, the Greenburgh Town Clerk’s office will be open on Sunday, July 24th from 12-2 PM to accommodate applicants seeking same sex marriage licenses. Taking her lead from New York City and North Hempstead, Greenburgh Town Clerk Judith Beville will open her office on this historic day to anyone who would like to apply for a license.
Couples who take advantage of the opportunity to get a license on Sunday, July 24th will be eligible to marry the following day. In the event that New York State approves a waiver of the 24-hour waiting period the Clerk’s office will also officiate at marriage ceremonies on the same day.
Though Scarsdale Village Hall will not be open on Sunday July 24th, Scarsdale will begin accepting applications for same sex marriage licenses on Monday July 25th. Village Mayor Miriam Flisser and Marriage Officer, former Mayor Carolyn Stevens are both available to officiate at marriages of same-sex couples. Information about obtaining a marriage license is available on the Scarsdale Village website at http://scarsdale.com/Home/Departments/VillageClerk/tabid/54/Default.aspx, and you do not need to be a resident of Scarsdale, or even New York State to apply.