US: Gay couple who had wedding ruined by homophobe given ‘do-over’ ceremony
A gay couple who had their wedding ruined by a homophobic heckler have been gifted a second chance to hold their dream ceremony.
Oscar de las Salas and Gary Jackson married in Coronado, California last month, but had their wedding ceremony interrupted by a man shouting “go home fags” and other anti-gay slurs.
However, after news of the incident broke, business owners and residents of the city have rallied round the pair – and donated enough to allow them to have a ‘do-over’ ceremony.
Oscar de Las Salas, who will marry his husband again next week, told UT San Diego: “The people of Coronado, who said they wouldn’t tolerate what happened to us, have created a happy ending. We never expected this. It’s incredible.”
The city’s Mayor, Casey Tanaka, has even offered to officiate the second ceremony for the couple.
He said: “The hateful shouts of one person should not serve as a representation of how our community as a whole behaves. I’m happy our city has a chance to make things right.”
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