With the demise of Proposition 8 — the gay marriage ban — gay inmates in California can get married to their same-sex partners, the Associated Press has reported.
In an August 30 memo, state prison officials stated that due to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that “effectively invalidated” Proposition 8, they “must accept and process applications for a same-sex marriage between an inmate and a non-incarcerated person in the community, in the same manner as they do between opposite sex couples.”
In case you didn’t notice the wording, there is a caveat in that statement…
While a gay inmate can marry a person who is not jailed, two gay inmates cannot get married.
Read More at LA Weekly . By Patrick Range McDonald.