Gay couple gets married in Texas via Skype

Gay marriage isn’t legal in Texas, but that didn’t get in the way of a Texan couple’s totally gay wedding.

Mark Reed and Dante Walkup executed a pretty neat workaround using Skype. While gay marriage is legal in some jurisdictions, this poses a logistical issue for some couples who wish to have a proper wedding to their specifications. I know my family doesn’t travel, and maybe Reed and Walkup had the same problem. Maybe they just wanted to get married where they live. So they went to Washington DC, handled the necessary paperwork, and arranged the hell out of their wedding. Using Skype.

Reed commented on why the couple chose to do it that way:

“It was very important that all of our family came,” Reed said. “It was the first time they actually met, even though we’ve been together 10 years. If we had to go to D.C., there’s no way we could have had the people there who we wanted to be there.”

Of course, since the wedding was conducted over Skype, the reception probably sucked.

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