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.
I’m predicting this doesn’t turn out well for those who do it. Bloods, Crips, Aryan Nation, general rapists.
Right, next up - unisex prisons! Buffy darling, meet your new cell mate, Trayvon.
i thought each inmate were butt-raped and “married” to the guy who did the raping..
“Awe, schucks....ain’t that sweet. Are they going to allow Bridal Showers?”
They do. It’s whomever drops the soap.
There is really no good reason why a father cannot marry his son, or sons. There is no sexual relations requirement inherent in this new “right” and since there in no danger in bad reproductive possibilities, there is no harm that could result. Since it’s all about marrying those one “loves” it looks to fit the new definition too.
It is appalling discrimination to deny gay criminals the “conjugal right” to live together. Shacking up would make homosexuals more productive and peaceable inmates. The loving, feces-based couples would qualify for parole sooner and ease the overcrowding problem in California prisons.
After all, isn’t sex the highest possible value in society? There is none higher, not even God.
“...for the purpose of deciding who’s to be the bride and who’s to be the groom...”
Thank goodness. That answers my question about who carries who over the threshold.
Can’t they call them, “Civil Unions”?
I guess hubby will have to share with everyone his marital bliss! ;-D
“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.”
It’s Californicate and there will be a lawsuit .... the one thing besides the sun coming up each morning is that there will be a lawsuit in Californicate when the queers, freaks and perverts don’t get their way.
I’m told soap on a rope makes an appropriate gay prison wedding gift. And candle sticks.
They’ve been living together anyway. This just makes it official.
No good will come of this.
That's just soooo unfair!!! Discrimination!!!
Some state prisons do allow these visits, even having special rooms set up for them.
New York and California now even allow conjugal visits between same-sex married partners (religious OR civil unions).
Wiki has a list of rules of all states regarding conjugal visits. Most facilities require certificates that the partners are AIDs or other STDs-free before these "spouses" drop in for connubial visitations.
I was curious how they handle security for these visits. Couldn’t the incarcerated kill or take hostage the visitor?
Or perhaps, 'penile' institutions?
Cries of rapture could be cries of strangulation.
A camera would be out of the question due to all the untold civil rights of the criminals and their significant others.
Maybe there's some LE folks on this forum who could supply the answer.
It's something I never gave any thought to before now, LOL.....now I'm interested in an answer, double LOL.
Well isnt that so f—king special.
“Let’s see what insanity we can drum-up next!”
you can't make this stuff up....
I know someone else is going to say this, but what about conjugal visits? It is to laugh. No wonder they won’t allow two prisoners to marry each other. There wouldn’t be one single inmate left. And would you believe constant divorce and remarriage?
In a California jail right now, shemale Sylvia Boots (aka Amara Vadillo) ,sentenced to 20 years to life after being convicted of second-degree murder for shooting Laura Banuelo dead.
Some guy is gonna get lucky in jail/sarc off