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Couple's Wedding Ceremony Interrupted by Slurs From Hidden Onlooker

Couple's Wedding Ceremony Interrupted by Slurs From Hidden Onlooker


As a couple exchanged vows before 30 of their close friends and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, someone in a nearby building shouted homophobic words at them.

The wedding of a same-sex couple trying to tie the knot on Coronado Island near San Diego was marred by an onlooker shouting antigay epithets.

Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson are Arizonans who visit the San Diego area frequently. They chose to get married at Centennial Park on Coronado August 17.

As the ceremony, which was attended by bisexual Arizona congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, went on, the couple and their guests heard slurs coming from the balcony of one of the condos overlooking the park. The person shouting could not be seen and has not been identified.

"During the wedding vows, everyone stopped and turned," De Las Salas told San Diego's KGTV. He added that he became fearful: "I'm thinking, God forbid this person has a gun and decides to open fire."

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

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