Ingenuity won out over Texas law last month.
Although state law prohibits same-sex marriages, a gay couple tied the knot Oct. 10 from inside the W Hotel in Dallas. They created a legal loophole because the officiant performed the ceremony from a W Hotel in Washington, D.C., where same-sex marriages are legal.
Then, with family and friends in attendance, they gathered at the Dallas W, piped in the official via Skype, projected said official on a big screen in Dallas, and said "Oh, I do, I do, I do."
Of course for every legal loophole there an equal and opposite reaction, or something like that. The couple are bracing against possible legal backlash here at home because "D.C.'s marriage law has no provision against e-marriage, the validity of the procedure could theoretically be challenged in court," according to an article in Dallas Voice and reprinted at Pegasus News.
So, they recently attended a symposium on "e-marriages" in Michigan in a effort to create legal statutes to allow the process.
E-marriages, telecommuting, Facebook relationships... We are about this close -- OK, you couldn't see it but my thumb and index finger were, like, really close -- to not ever having to leave the house at all.
Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He thinks same-sex couples should experience the hell of marriage. Why should straight couples have all the fun?