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US: Gay couple’s wedding ruined by shouts of ‘go home fag’

Joseph McCormick September 23, 2014
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A gay couple in the US had their wedding day ruined after a passer by shouted homophobic slurs throughout their ceremony.

Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson took to their wedding ceremony in Coronado, but were frustrated after they heard the shouts of “go home homos”, and “go home fags”.

They said at first they feared that someone might have been there with a gun, but that later on it was more frustrating, as the slurs continued, but they were unable to see who was shouting.

Their wedding took place in Coronado’s Centennial Park on 17 August at sunset, and 30 guests, including an Arizona congresswoman, flew in for the ceremony.

The couple have received apologies from the hotel complex which hosted their wedding, but say the slurs linger on in their memories.

“It’s just sad that that is now ingrained for the rest of our lives in our wedding day,” said Jackson. “That person took a chunk of what should have been a beautiful day and turned it into something nasty and full of hate.”

De Las Salas said: “He took from me, my husband, and my guests a moment of joy, a simple moment of joy.”

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