Meanwhile, in other gay criminal news, South African prison officials confirmed that gay prisoners can, in fact, take advantage of the so-called Rainbow Nation’s civil union laws:
Gay prisoners will not be prevented from getting married in prison, says the department of correctional services.
While there have not been gay marriages in the country’s prisons yet, [about 600] gay prisoners have already expressed their wish to get married.
[An official] added that there would be a strict application process and that applications would be accepted on the individual merit of each case.
“This is to ensure that the marriage is not just a marriage of convenience that could allow them to be in one cell…”
Yeah, ’cause sharing a prison cell sounds really convenient.