Public Safety & Justice

California Allows Prisoners to Marry Same-Sex Partners

Inmates will not, however, be permitted "at this time" to marry another inmate, in part due to "safety concerns," according to the memo.
September 4, 2013

California inmates are eligible to marry non-incarcerated partners of the same sex, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation memo addressing questions arising from a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Proposition 8.

Inmates will not, however, be permitted "at this time" to marry another inmate, in part due to "safety concerns," according to the memo.

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