Dallas same-sex marriage ceremony Skyped

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by KENS 5 Staff

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Posted on November 17, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Mark Reed and Dante Walkup tied the knot last month in Dallas because they found a loophole that makes it OK.

While their boots were planted at the W Hotel in Dallas, an officiate in the District of Columbia legalized their union through Skype.

Though the marriage may be binding in D.C. and a handful of other states, it still won't be recognized in the state of Texas.

"That was a very heartfelt and moving wedding. but in Texas it's illegal which in many ways is a real injustice," said gay rights attorney, Rob Wiley.

"When people see you've taken that extra time and effort and everything like that, THERE's a little more closer to committment and promises than being legal," says Walkup.

But, that may take a lot more effort. Back in 2005, 76 percent voted against same-sex marriage in Texas.

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