Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Trentonian)   'Vinnie' orders a stop on New Jersey municipalities to grant same-sex marriage applications or he will break some kneecaps   (trentonian.com ) divider line 18
    More: Asinine, New Jersey, mobile apps, municipalities, same-sex marriages  
•       •       •

3910 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Oct 2013 at 9:09 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



18 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-10-18 09:10:57 AM  
Article has been pulled.
 
2013-10-18 09:11:44 AM  
Well that was informative.
 
2013-10-18 09:12:17 AM  

fluffy2097: Article has been pulled.


"The page you are looking for was not found, perhaps you'd be interested in BREAKING NEWS"

Definitely read that as "BREAKING KNEES" at first.
 
2013-10-18 09:13:24 AM  
I think tardmitter's knees need a good breaking.
 
2013-10-18 09:24:26 AM  
"Vinnie" needs a pair of cement shoes.
 
2013-10-18 09:28:27 AM  
I've known a few Vinnie's and each one of them have been gigantic douchnozzle assholes.

So this comes as no surprise.
 
2013-10-18 09:30:08 AM  

Rhino_man: fluffy2097: Article has been pulled.

"The page you are looking for was not found, perhaps you'd be interested in BREAKING NEWS"

Definitely read that as "BREAKING KNEES" at first.


Works fine for me. But since you don't seem to be able to:

TRENTON - "Vinnie," whoever he is, has temporarily said "I don't" to same-sex marriage applications.

Barring a Supreme Court decision to order a stay on the matter, same-sex couples are permitted be to married in New Jersey on Monday.

But in an email sent by the state Bureau of Vital Statistics at 3:08 p.m. Thursday, "Vinnie" - with no title or last name - ordered municipalities to not accept applications for same-sex marriages "until you hear from this office that we have the authority to do so."

A spokesperson for the state's health department - which oversees the Bureau of Vital Staistics - couldn't immediately provide the identity of "Vinnie."

The snag for gay couples hoping to get married on Monday is that state regulations require a 72-hour waiting period to wed after an application is filled out.

New Jersey's first openly gay legislator is calling the move "discriminatory."

"I think this is a mean-spirited interpretation of the law," Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) said Thursday night after hearing the state's decision. "If a heterosexual couple today says, 'I'm getting married Monday,' they can make that application. But if a gay couple says, 'I want to get married on Monday,' they have wait for Monday and then wait another 72 hours to marry."

With Monday looming and no state Supreme Court decision on whether to postpone same-sex marriages until the matter is heard at New Jersey's highest court in January is creating a scramble for many gay and lesbian couples to recite their nuptials. If a stay is ordered by the state Supreme Court after Monday, any marriages performed from that time until any legal decision thereafter will become official in the state.

If Monday gets the green light for same-sex marriage applications, one local municipality is placing a larger burden on the process.

A Hamilton resident said the township is requiring appointments for same-sex marriage applications at the municipal building.

"It's real strict. They're not allowing any walk-ins," Paul Trosko said. "Right now, the earliest they have an appointment to fill out an application is Thursday. There would still be a three-day waiting period to get married."

Trosko said he would be "devastated" if he misses out on the window of opportunity to marry his civil union partner of two years.

"It's an annoying delay," he said. "I made an appointment just in case because I'm not going to lose out on it."

Defending the process, Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede said Thursday appointments for marriage applications are "procedure" in the township.

"We ask any potential couple looking to get married to make an appointment and spend a half hour with our staff to look over all documentation," Yaede said. "Everyone is required to schedule an appointment here in Hamilton Township."

When asked if the appointments could cause time issues for couples, Yaede said, "We're trying to work as hard as we can to get these appointments in as quickly as possible."

"Unfortunately, it's hard for municipalities around the state to dance around the abrupt decisions by the courts," she said. "We are trying to meet with as many individuals as we can to avoid delays."

Yaede, who has presided over civil union ceremonies, said she "will perform what (she is) legally allowed to do" when asked about officiating a same-sex marriage wedding.

Last month, Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson permitted same-sex couples to wed in the state on Monday if all the civil marriage requirements are satisfied. She did not make a decision on the 72-hour waiting period.

"Those requirements are not within the purview of the court system," said Winnie Comfort, state judiciary spokeswoman. "What requirements one has to get married are set by statute and/or regulation outside the court system."

One same-sex wedding is tentatively scheduled to go unhitched without the 72-hour requirement.
Lambertville Councilwoman Beth Osaro is set to marry her longtime partner, Joanne Schailey, at 12:01 Monday.

The two were married in New York previously, allowing for the waiting period to by bypassed.
"Frankly, we don't really want any exceptions," she said Thursday. "We just want to be equal."
Osaro, whose wedding will be performed by Lambertville Mayor David DelVecchio, is very excited.
"It's going to be life changing," she said. "To have lived here basically all my life and to have this happen here is really significant."

Meanwhile, "Vinnie" is "still awaiting legal direction on if and when we can start taking applications," according to his email.

"All the marriage forms have been modified and are ready to go when we receive official word, and will be uploaded to our website and will be ready to go," Vinnie states. "I apologize for not being able to give you more at this time, but will let you know as soon as we do."
 
2013-10-18 09:58:56 AM  
When my wife and I applied for a marriage license, we also had to make an appointment with someone to go over all of the paperwork. I don't think that aspect is discriminatory at all. Especially if you're going to anticipate a sudden influx of applicants.
 
2013-10-18 10:04:45 AM  
You know, I think the whole issue is ridiculous. Gay marriage has been legal in Canada for a good while now and yet I am still hetero-married.
 
2013-10-18 10:11:51 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
Disapproves of this.
 
2013-10-18 10:13:22 AM  

Jormungandr: You know, I think the whole issue is ridiculous. Gay marriage has been legal in Canada for a good while now and yet I am still hetero-married.


I think the 'Conservatives'' fear is that if teh gheyz can get married, all that available truckstop men's room peepee luvin' will vanish.
 
2013-10-18 10:25:19 AM  
hey, leave me out of this!
 
2013-10-18 10:50:44 AM  
You'd think someone that base their life around the gym, tanning, and laundry would be all about teh ghey marriage
 
2013-10-18 11:30:34 AM  

Jormungandr: You know, I think the whole issue is ridiculous. Gay marriage has been legal in Canada for a good while now and yet I am still hetero-married.


Your designated replacement spouse, a gay puppy, is in the mail.
 
2013-10-18 11:33:57 AM  

ciberido: Jormungandr: You know, I think the whole issue is ridiculous. Gay marriage has been legal in Canada for a good while now and yet I am still hetero-married.

Your designated replacement spouse, a gay puppy, is in the mail.


Forgot to add, you may use the same packaging to return your old heterosexual spouse to our depot.  Please be sure to wrap the old spouse securely in bubble wrap before sealing the package, as we cannot be held responsible for any breakages or damages incurred during shipment.
 
2013-10-18 01:38:52 PM  
So any random Tom, Dick, or Vinnie can shut down a govermnet department via email?....noted.
 
2013-10-18 06:46:00 PM  
Vinnie's just bitter because Treach is the only member of Naughty By Nature that anyone ever remembers.
 
2013-10-19 05:04:40 AM  
Thursday, "Vinnie" - with no title or last name - ordered municipalities to not accept applications for same-sex marriages "until you hear from this office that we have the authority to do so."

OK, I'm having a hard time figuring out what the hell "Vinnie" means here.  From what I understand, the court has told New Jersey "you can't deny marriage rights to same-sex couples, you have to start granting marriages to them on this date."  Vinnie is now saying "don't hand out marriage licenses until we know we're allowed to."

Umm...if you aren't allowed to deny marriages to a specific group, doesn't it kind of follow that you are allowed to grant marriages to them?  I mean, it would make kind of the opposite of sense to say "you have to marry these people, but you don't have the authority to marry them."

Or am I misunderstanding what's going on?
 
Displayed 18 of 18 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report