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Gay Texas Couple Holds E-Marriage Via Skype

Gay Texas Couple Holds E-Marriage Via Skype


Marriage for same-sex couples is not legal in Texas, so Dallas couple Mark Reed and Dante Walkup married via teleconference, using Skype, in a wedding officiated from Washington, D.C.

According to the Dallas Voice, Reed and Walkup, who own a lighting business, married last month in front of 80 people with a screen behind them. They received their marriage license in the mail shortly after the wedding.

"It's called 'e-marriage,' and it's a sort of high-tech version of the proxy wedding traditionally held when one of the parties can't be physically present -- because, for example, they're in the military stationed overseas," reports the Voice.

However, Reed and Walkup did have to travel to D.C. to register before the wedding, and they said the validity of the e-marriage procedure could be challenged in court. They are also fighting The Dallas Morning News to publish their announcement in the "weddings," and not the "commitments," section, the Voice reports.

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