A marriage hack?
Washington is one of fairly few places in America where same-sex partners can legally marry each other. But the District's equality may be less geographically bound than we think: As the law is currently written, it seems that a couple can file their marriage certificate in D.C., and then get married wherever they want -- all they need is for a D.C.-licensed officiant to Skype in for the vows. And that, in fact, is exactly what one couple just did.
This doesn't solve all problems, of course. Some states, like Texas, don't recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. And you still have to get to D.C. to file, which imposes a significant and unnecessary cost. But on the bright side, if this interpretation of the law holds, it means that a gay couple can be legally married from anywhere in the nation.
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