It wasn't her usually Monday routine, but Southampton Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer kicked off her week fielding about half a dozen marriage requests from same-sex couples.
In the two business days since on June 24, Schermeyer has scheduled two same-sex marriage ceremonies, set for July 26 and July 27.
Schermeyer will officially start issuing marriage license applications on July 25, the first business day that the takes effect.
As Southampton town’s official marriage officer, Schermeyer said she expects an initial uptick in marriage applications and ceremonies, which can be conducted by the town judges and the town board-appointed marriage officer, herself.
"It all remains to be seen,” she said.
Since taking office in 2006, Schermeyer has performed hundreds of marriage ceremonies; her front office features snapshots of her posing with newlyweds she married. Each week, she marries between two and five couples, she said.
But one potential snag could be the licenses she has in the office. New York State marriage licenses now state “bride” and “groom," but do not give an option for two grooms or brides. The New York State Town Clerk’s Association has told Schermeyer that the state will amend the form and issue new ones.
“I’m sure I’ll get it before the 25th,” she said.