*After appearing on a TV show where she was interviewed after wedding her same-sex partner, an unnamed Michigan woman who took part in one of the state’s first same-sex marriages was beaten unconscious after her attackers allegedly recognized her from TV.
The 28-year-old woman and her partner were wed on March 22 in Washtenaw County, one of four counties that briefly allowed same-sex nuptials after a federal judge struck down the previously banned ceremony.
Now police are searching for a group of men who approached her after she got off a bus on Monday evening close to her home.
She got off the bus near her home in Ypsilanti, Michigan, about 35 miles west of Detroit, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s office. Before knocking the woman to the ground, she recalls hearing one of three men say, “Hey bitch, are you that faggot from the news?” Derrick Jackson, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office says.
The Free Press adds that one of the men kicked her in the gut after she regained consciousness, and then fled. The woman described one of her attackers as “white, 5-feet-10 inches to 5-feet-11 inches tall, heavy set and with a low or husky voice.” There were at least two other men involved, however authorities haven’t provided a physical description of them.