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Prison inmates in California can now marry same-sex partners

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -

Gay marriages are now OK in California prisons. But newlyweds won't be bunking together.

Officials of the state department of corrections have issued a memo saying the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriages applies to inmates. But there are strings attached.

Gay or bisexual inmates will only be allowed to marry same-sex partners who are not incarcerated and only during prison ceremonies. No marriages between prisoners will be allowed because of security concerns.

As for the honeymoon, California became the first state to allow conjugal visits and overnight stays for inmates with same-sex domestic partners in 2007.

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