Reports: Michigan Same-Sex Newlywed Attacked

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (April 1, 2014) — Washtenaw County officials say a woman was assaulted by three men Monday after they recognized her from same-sex marriage coverage on the news.

According to MLive, the 28-year-old woman married her partner during the brief repeal of Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies told MLive the woman got off a bus at about 6 p.m. near the 3000 block of Roundtree Boulevard.  She was walking through an apartment parking lot when three men approached her.

One of them called her a homophobic slur and other derogatory remarks and asked her if she had been on the news recently, MLive reports.  That’s when police say she was attacked.

“They made some explicit comments to her about her sexual identity.  She gets hit in the face, knocked unconscious and she is shortly awakened being kicked and punched,” Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Derrick Jackson told WDIV.  

No arrests have been made in the case. According to MLive, one of the men was described as heavy set, between 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a low or husky voice.

No other descriptions were provided.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the anonymous tip line at Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 734-973-7711 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-773-2587.

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  • TheFoundingFathers

    Just like I told you idiots, you went against the vote and will of the citizens of Michigan, I don't condone this conduct but this is only the beginning! The gay community could not have put a bigger target on their heads. What do you expect when you piss off millions of citizens!

    • YM5

      Are you real? The will of the citizens has nothing to do with something that does not provide for equal rights under the constititution. I suppose you support separate drinking fountains and women not voting too?

      • Really

        Really ?
        That's based on the assumption that homosexual marriage is a "civil right"

        And yes, in a constitutional republic, the "will of the citizen" IS the basis of civilized society.

  • SomeonesMother

    "What do you expect when you piss off millions of citizens!"

    We expect them to still remain decent human beings and not decline into violent, irrational sociopaths.

  • Thinking Woman

    The comment by 'TheFoundingFathers' is absurd and does not reflect clear thinking. Although I voted for the law that is currently being contested, I absolutely cannot accept the comment just made. "What do you expect when…." Wow! This is the classic comment made by abusers! "You made me do it." We live in a democracy. We live in a place where freedom of speech is protected. Anyone who disagrees with the court's decision can take political action. They can use their words to sway opinion. They cannot physically beat someone up, because they believe differently. What happened to this woman is inexcusable. Period. The attackers are thugs. They certainly do not represent thinking men and women on either side of this very sensitive issue.

    • TheFoundingFathers

      For a thinking woman you really didn't "think" your comment through did you. " Anyone who disagrees with the courts decision can take political action" how stupid are you lady? The people did take political, action and VOTED AGAINST THIS AND WON!!!! Millions of citizens VOTED NO, NO MEANS NO! The sad thing is that the gay community knew that this would NEVER pass on another "VOTE" so they relied on a corrupt judge and the OBAMA REGIEM TO BYPASS THE VOICE OF THE CITZENS.

      • YM5

        So, what you're saying is that rights are something that only the majority of people who vote gets to decide? The whole pesky constitution is just a minor inconvenience? That people who are different don't deserve to have the same rights as you? BTW, I have very strong conservative leanings, but I do not agree with discrimination against someone based on their sexual identity. To rattle your cage even more, I'm also pro choice ;-)

        • TheFoundingFathers

          I don't care what you think, the only thing I care about is the pathetic state of our once great country is in due to idiots like yourself, I care about the vote that was just stomped on by the Obama administration, the point im trying to make is that gay, black , white, red, yellow, your vote no longer matters! I will say this one more time if you are hard of hearing or can't read so well, put it back on the ballot and see what happens, or are you scared?

          • YM5

            Well mr name caller, I am really am hearing impaired, so you like to discriminate there too???? Voting is an awesome right guaranteed under our Constitution! You just can't vote on something and make it law because you want something to be that way and trample on an individuals rights to equal protection and equal rights!! I'm not scared to put it up to a vote again, but you can vote every day on this issue and in the end it will still be ruled unconstitutional!! Savvy?? So buck up little camper and realize that even though you think the majority wins it isn't about that, it is about what our founding fathers wrote into the Constitution!!! This was in the works way before obama came into office and will be around long after he is gone.

    • George

      That is, IF this really happened and for the reasons stated.
      Most all these "reports" have turned out to be false, fabricated, lies.
      Maybe we should wait to see what happens before we judge ?

  • honeybee

    I don't agree with the homosexual lifestyle, but I do agree that absolutely no one should lay a hand on anyone-period. I hope the attackers are found quickly and that rightful punishment will be granted them. My heart and prayers go out to the woman that was attacked.

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  • tiredofignorance

    What a bunch of know it alls lmao if this really did happen that's pretty sad. Its bad enough people don't get the same rights then on top of that there are people out there with their rude ass comments and people assaulting other people when will it ever end? People should all receive equal respect and rights.