People exchanging vows over the internet through 'proxy marriages'

More people are exchanging wedding vows in an unusual way -- over the internet.

The practice is called a 'proxy marriage," a legal arrangement that allows couples to wed in the physical absence of one another.

It's legal in California and has been used by military members who are worried about being killed while on deployment and leaving loved ones without benefits.

According to a New York Times article, there is a growing fear that people are using proxy marriages for the wrong reasons. This includes immigrants using the process to get U.S. citizenship.

But officials say if someone is applying for American citizenship reveals he or she was married thousands of miles apart over the internet, it would raise a red flag.

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