ALJ recommends City Clerk process marriage license application.
Respondent’s application for a marriage license was denied by the Office of the City Clerk because records showed a person with the same name and date of birth was married in 1988 and the marriage had not been annulled. On appeal of the denial, ALJ Ingrid M. Addison found that respondent’s testimony, corroborated by his passport, other government-issued ID, and records of his employment in Jamaica, confirmed that at the time of the prior marriage, respondent resided and worked in Jamaica. ALJ Addison therefore found that the groom in the prior marriage was not the respondent, and recommended that he be granted a marriage license. Office of the City Clerk v. Thompson (in PDF), OATH Index No. 323/13 (Sept. 6, 2012), adopted, City Clerk’s Dec. (Sept. 6, 2012).