Boss Walks Woman Down Aisle When Dad Refuses

He was 'very supportive' of gay wedding ceremony
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2017 4:18 PM CST

(Newser) – Jennifer and Sam share the same blood type and birth date, down to the year, but that's not what makes them a perfect match. In a video posted to YouTube by Jennifer's employer, HSBC Bank—pointed out by Mashable—the Taiwanese couple explain they make each other better people. Over 11 years together, Sam says Jennifer has made her "more positive," while Jennifer says Sam "gets me to explore the beauty of this world." That's why the two weren't willing to let Taiwanese law stop them from declaring their love for each other in a wedding ceremony on Nov. 13, just as Jennifer wasn't going to let her parents' objections keep her from walking down the aisle. Luckily, she wasn't alone.

Though her parents no longer speak to her, "my boss and colleagues have been very supportive," says Jennifer. In fact, when she told HSBC's Taiwan CEO John Li that her dad wouldn't be there to walk her down the aisle, he offered to step in. He "told us not to be nervous and to walk slowly," she recalls. "We cried because we never thought we would make it this far." While same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Taiwan, Jennifer says a ceremonial wedding was better than "faking a marriage for my father's sake," something she previously considered. Still, she hopes to one day make her father proud. For now, though, the couple have one goal: to "create respect among different communities." (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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