NEW YORK — The honeymoon is over for honeymooners in the Pennsylvania countryside.
They’re no longer allowed to hold their weddings in a county jail or to have their honeymoon party outdoors.
The Pennsylvania state legislature voted unanimously to prohibit the practice in the state.
“I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to get back to being a stay-at-home mom, but I’ll do whatever I can,” said Amy Schreiber, who was in her 20s when the ban was passed.
Some of her friends are considering similar bans in their own states.
The bill also requires the Department of Human Services to investigate any changes to a person’s residency in the county where the wedding is held, to identify and notify those individuals, and to notify the county registrar and county commissioners.
If there is a change in the person’s current county, the county must notify the registrar within 60 days.
Pennsylvania’s law also requires county and municipal registrars to keep an annual report of all new marriages.