Cuomo Administration To Fight Court Ruling That OK’s 50% Wedding Capacity

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ALBANY – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration plans to fight a court ruling that said limits on the size of parties for weddings or receptions violated the U.S. Constitution.

A couple sued to have their wedding in Akron with more than the 50 people allowed under the Governor’s Executive Order.

They say the rules of reduced capacity for a restaurant should have applied to their big day.

“The governor laid out his argument very clearly on the difference between attending a wedding versus going to a restaurant and we’re going to continue to pursue that in court,” said New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday. “Our objective is to protect New Yorkers from the spread of infection.”

A federal judge in Syracuse issued a preliminary injunction against the state and county.

The ruling allows wedding reception halls to operate at the same level of service as restaurants, which is 50 percent capacity for indoor dining.

The State’s initial order only allowed up to 50 people attend the wedding.


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