Gays wed over Skype to circumvent marriage banBy DPA, IANS
Monday, November 15, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO - A gay couple from Texas has tied the knot by using online communications platform Skype to circumvent their state’s ban on same-sex marriages, according to a report Monday in the Dallas Voice.
The wedding between Mark Reed and Dante Walkup is believed to have been the first conducted over Skype. The couple travelled to Washington, where gay marriage is legal, to get their marriage licence, and held the e-marriage ceremony on their return.
With some 80 family and friends present the couple held the wedding in a Dallas hotel conference room while their wedding official conducted the ceremony via Skype from Washington.
“When we walked down the aisle, as soon as we reached the front, she comes on the screen like The Wizard of Oz,” Reed said. “It was beautiful. It wasn’t make believe. It was like she was really there.”