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Governor Cuomo vetoes bill because he doesn’t want Trump-appointed judges officiating marriages

Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a very strange message on Friday stated his reason for vetoing a measure that would have allowed federal judges to perform marriage ceremonies in New York.

His reason is that doesn’t want judges appointed by President Trump to officiate.

“I cannot in good conscience support legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration,” Cuomo’s veto message stated. “President Trump does not embody who we are as New Yorkers. The cornerstones that built our great state are diversity, tolerance, and inclusion.”

The bill, backed by Democratic Sen. Liz Krueger in the state Senate and Democratic Assemblywoman Jamie Romeo passed earlier this year with support from both Democrats and Republicans.

In the 150-member Assembly, only two no votes were cast against the legislation. In the Senate, the measure was approved 61-1, with a Republican, Sen. Joe Griffo, voting against the legislation.