term used by people who are either A.) Blinded by heteronormativity B.) Homophobic or C.) all of the above when speaking of a romantic relationship between two females. Usually used by newsreporters. May also be used by said females in romantic relationship in the prescense of homophobes and/or oblivious people-said with heavy sarcasm and eye-rolls, and in some occasions, the flipping of the bird.
1.) Newsreporter to : "So It says here your gal pal and you went out to insert expensive restaurant
together, alone, and returned to your house for the night. In the morning you went out to breakfast and held hands-what good friends you two are!-as you walked in the park. Other than that, your Valentines day seems quite empty. Are there any men your pursuing at the moment? I bet you saw some cute guys when you were out with your gal pal at that restaurant! ;)"
Woman being interviewed: *looks into the camera like she's on the office*
2.) Woman: *Kisses girl who wears matching ring and coordinating formal outfits under a white arch*
News Reporter: "Wow! What a wonderfull friendship! You two are some amazing gal pals! Any cute guys on any of your horizons? ;) I hear there are handsome men at formal events!"
Woman:" If you could excuse my gal pal and I, we're about to buy a house, spend the rest of our lives together, and adopt some wonderfull children who we will love unconditionally." *kisses woman next to her in white dress.*
Newsreporter: Gal pals <3