‘In case you are a fan of same-sex weddings’: When lesbian love goes viral

BY MORGAN WELCH
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On October 16, Meredith Hendrix-Jackson posted pictures by Megan Clemence Photography of her wedding to her now-wife Kat on Tumblr with only a brief note: “In case you are a fan of same sex unions, weddings in general, or are just really itching to know what I look like (or my wife, as I haven’t posted a picture of her yet [she’s the adorable one in the suspenders]) here’s the promised wedding picture spam. Best day of my life.” She never expected over sixty thousand people to be so happy for the two brides—especially since her own parents had refused to attend.

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The couple lives in Arkansas, where the treatment they get for being lesbians is often less than kind: “She and I can’t walk into the grocery store holding hands. I get tight-lipped when someone compliments my ring at work because I can’t determine if they are going to be ‘cool’ with it or not. If they’ll report me for being ‘inappropriate’ in our online survey. Again. My wife was fired from a job as a driver for a children’s occupational therapist because her boss saw us kiss at the mall—because she couldn’t have ‘that kind of person’ around children. I walked myself down the aisle at my wedding because a church told my parents that it wasn’t possible for them to attend.”

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