''We're still developing our official policies and procedures for complying with the court ruling. We have never permitted inmates to marry other inmates in the past. We do believe it would pose safety and security concerns at our prisons. We do not expect to permit inmate-to-inmate marriages as a result of this ruling.''
Seth Unger, press secretary for California's corrections department, explaining how gay marriages in that state will affect relationships between prisoners. (Capitol Weekly)
''Somebody might force Scott Peterson to marry them or something? The Department of Corrections can come up with a myriad of reasons in their minds for passing this regulation. Very few of them have anything to do with reality. It's not based on a sound public policy but really on demonizing people in prison and denying them constitutional rights that have nothing to do with why they're in prison.''