Lesbian who gave post-wedding TV interview beaten

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Reuters

, Last Updated: 6:47 PM ET

A search is on for three men accused of knocking a woman unconscious in an apparent anti-gay attack less than two weeks after she gave a television interview about her marriage, authorities in Michigan said on Tuesday.

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 Michigan ban on same-sex nuptials.

The woman was confronted by three men after she got off a bus on Monday evening close to her home near Ypsilanti, Michigan, about 35 miles (56 km) west of Detroit, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office said.

"Hey bitch, are you that faggot from the news?" the woman recalled one of the men saying to her, said Derrick Jackson, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.

She was then punched in the face and fell to the ground unconscious, Jackson said.


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