Houston woman marries herself

Move over, same-sex marriage. Make way for the same-self marriage.

The Houston Chronicle has word on the happy curious nuptials:

A woman who vowed that if she didn’t find love by the time she turned 40 married herself earlier this month….

Yasmin Eleby married herself at the Houston Museum of African American Culture on January 3 in a lavish ceremony with 10 bridesmaids in attendance, plus family and other guests on hand to celebrate the event.

For this ceremony, Eleby’s minister sister performed the spiritual service, as it’s not legal to marry yourself. The pictures from the ceremony look normal, except that Eleby is by herself in the photos and not standing with a spouse.

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According to John Guess Jr., the CEO of the complex, the event was very much in line with the forward thinking normally found at the HMAAC, which welcomes and invites people of all sexual orientations to enjoy and rent the facility.

It’s hard to know what the future holds in store for the happy single, but one has to wonder:

  • If Eleby breaks up with herself, who gets to keep the china?
  • If Eleby meets someone and falls in love, will she first seek a divorce from herself?
  • Does she now consider her family to be her in-laws as well?

So far, there has been no reaction from the gay community, which was quite vocal last September when two males tied the knot in New Zealand. At issue in the case was the fact that both men were heterosexual. In another matrimonial curiosity, an 18-year-old woman in India married a stray dog from her village, but that was designed to lift a curse. That also occurred last September, but there has been no word on whether the teen and dog are still together.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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