Cops say a gay man who was shot and killed in New York City’s Greenwich Village early Saturday morning was the victim of a hate crime.
The Minnesota State Senate passed a bill to legalize gay marriage on Monday by a vote of 37 to 30. The House of Representatives approved similar legislation on Thursday, and Governor Mark Dayton is expected to sign the bill into law as soon as Tuesday making Minnesota the 12 state to allow same sex unions.
Police in New York are currently investigating two gay bashings that occurred in the city over the past week. Two men are currently in custody, and cops continue to search for other suspects. One of those suspects is seen here smiling. You can watch video of some of the other suspects below.
The first attack took place on Sunday when two gay men say they were beaten outside Madison Square Garden, and the second took place early Friday morning when two more men were attacked outside the 33rd Street Path station.
Cops were able to nab Asllan Berisha and Brian Ramirez for the most recent attack while others involved were able to run away. They are being charged with hate crimes.
On Saturday police released new video in the search for a group that authorities want to question about last Sundays attacks. The video footage shows eight men who the victims say started yelling anti-gay slurs, then beat them after the Knicks game.
You can watch the surveillance video here:
It looks like Minnesota will become the 12th state to allow gay marriage after a bill passed through the state house by an overwhelming vote of 75 to 59 om Thursday.
Governor Jack Markell signed a bill into law on Tuesday making Delaware the 11th state to legalize gay marriage.
After a lengthy debate Tuesday in the Delaware state Senate and the surprise votes of two lawmakers, the bill passed. by a vote of 12-9. Governor Markell signed the legislation into law on the main stairs in the lobby of Legislative Hall.