A woman who’s homophobic father refused to walk her down the aisle to marry her bride had a huge offer from someone else.
Jennifer has been with her partner, Sam, for 11 years.
But in an interview posted by HSBC Bank in Taiwan, she reveals how her parents don’t acknowledge their relationship and refused to attend the wedding.
‘My parents are strongly against it,’ says Jennifer.
‘Whenever my father sees Sam, he will push her out and tell her to get lost.’
Jennifer was so overwhelmingly sad about her father’s rejection of her, she even considered faking a marriage to a man.
‘My parents have stopped communicating with me and will not come to my wedding,’ she says.
The bride was also nervous about coming out at work, but it wasn’t an issue at all.
‘I was concerned that it would stop clients banking with [us],’ Jennifer said. ‘So I considered it very carefully.’
Her colleagues are so supportive of her, the bank’s country CEO John Li offered to walk her down the aisle on the big day.
While same-sex marriage is not legal in Taiwan, so this was a ceremony and not binding, there are efforts to pass marriage equality.
Taiwan is in the process of reviewing two proposals to amend the Civil Code to be voted on by all five branches of the country’s Legislative Yuan. It recently passed two hurdles late last year.
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