NJ Senate Delays Vote on Marriage-Annulment Bill
The New Jersey state Senate has delayed a vote on a measure that would make marriages a bit more expensive but easier to undo.
The bill would raise the fee for a marriage license to $60 from $30 and allow annulments within 30 days of the ceremony if requested by either party.
It was scheduled for consideration on Thursday but was not voted on.
The bill would apply to civil unions of same-sex couples.
It would give judges the power to waive the 72-hour waiting period for marriage licenses in cases of emergency and let couples apply for a license in the town where they live, not just where they intend to tie the knot.
It was already passed by the Assembly.
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