Gay inmates can now get married in California, prison officials confirmed Tuesday.
Michael Stainer, director of the adult institutions division for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, issued a memo on Friday stating that the U.S. Supreme Court decision that made gay marriages legal again in the state also applies to prisoners, the Associated Press reported.
Mr. Stainer specified that inmates will only be allowed to marry same-sex partners who are not incarcerated and only during prison ceremonies.
California became the first state to allow conjugal visits for inmates with same-sex domestic partners in 2007, the AP reported.
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