Skip to comments.Gay Inmates in California Can Get Married
Posted on 09/08/2013 12:07:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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.
California prison officials state in the memo that there are "security concerns and other legitimate penological interests" for why two gay inmates cannot wed.
It'll be interesting to see if someone challenges that ruling with a lawsuit.
In the meantime, same-sex marriages between an inmate and someone who's not incarcerated can only take place at a jail facility where the inmate is held, but a prison chaplain can refuse to marry the couple based on religious grounds.
So prison officials will allow a person who is "lawfully authorized" to come in and perform the ceremony.
Yaaaaaay!! I was so worried...until now!! Joy! Rapture!
It appears as though a lot of criminals must have been “born that way”.
they are discriminating if they say 2 inmates can’t marry each other. lawsuits are needed to ban discrimination, right? isn’t that why liberals file lawsuits to overturn marruage laws????
I suppose there is a fate worse than death. Capital punishment now includes death by marriage. :-)
They can have sex all they want, the prison industry doesn’t care about that I guess. It must be the spousal communication privilege and what the gang culture in the prisons would then be able to do?
I wonder what happens when a same sex ‘married’ couple commits a crime together, are they sent to different facilities?
So will we be stunned with jaws dropping and go no further.
Or will we call on the God of gospel power again?
Well isn’t that special.
I suppose I should think up some kind of joke. This story certainly lends itself to jokes. Yet, all I can really see is that this is just another little daily signpost in America’s descent into utter madness.
California will regret that stupid move when they find themselves operating a gay brothel
Then you'll have to allow men and women to cohabitate in prisons, since that would be discriminatory against straight prisoners.
In prisons, the bridal shower occurs for the purpose of deciding who's to be the bride and who's to be the groom. Soap may or may not be involved. Read what Missy Manners on proper etiquette re: attire, seating, gifts, etc.
The Sisters from Shawshank Redemption should be thrilled! Boggs? Boggs?
Now you know why they are called penal institutions.
I know in this day, government officials are allowed to make laws, but just where does it say in the law incarcerated homos are prohibited from marrying? Sounds like another lawyer is going to get rich. The ramifications from this stupidity are going to resonate forever.
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