MI woman who married same-sex partner on TV beaten by men hurling homophobic slurs

By Travis Gettys
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 13:10 EDT
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A group of men assaulted and taunted a Michigan woman who married her partner during the brief repeal of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Sheriff’s deputies in Washtenaw County said the 28-year-old woman got off a bus about 6 p.m. Monday in Ypsilanti Township and began walking home through an apartment building parking lot.

That’s where three men approached her, and one of them called her a homophobic slur and derogatory name for women, reported The Ann Arbor News.

“One of the males stated, ‘Hey b—-, are you that (anti-gay slur) from the news?’” according to a news release from Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. “One of the males then punched her in the face, which knocked her to the ground and unconscious.”

When she awoke, deputies said, one of the men was kicking her in the torso.

The men ran away, but the woman was able to provide a description of one of her assailants.

The woman had appeared in recent news reports after a federal court ruling struck down Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, and couples were permitted to marry for one day before an appeals court issued a stay while the appeals process unfolds.

No information was released about the woman’s injuries.

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