Not only is Skype great for keeping in touch with family, friends, and colleagues, it’s responsible for the world’s first “digital gay wedding.” This week, a Texas couple tied the knot in a Dallas hotel, with an officiant administering vows from Washington D.C., where same-sex marriage is legal.

The couple told the Dallas Voice that the reason behind their e-marriage was ensure that their closest family and friends would be able to be present for their union — something that would not have been possible had they been forced to travel to a state where they could legally marry.

The Dallas Voice adds:

While the couple has no intention of using their case to challenge Texas’ bans on same-sex marriage, Reed said they want to make it more convenient and less expensive for same-sex couples to legally wed.

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