Trio To Fight Gay Assault Case At Evidence HearingThe three are accused of attacking the men when the two parties crossed paths on the street the night of Sept. 11. The encounter left one of the men with a broken jaw.
Suspects Charged In Attack On Gay Couple Post Bail, ReleasedThe three suspects charged in a Center City attack on a same-sex couple are all free to go home after posting bail.
Through a Friend, Phila. Gay Couple Express Gratitude For Prosecution of TormentorsA close friend of the two men was speaking on their behalf this morning.
Friends Of Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked Launch Online Petition For New Hate Crimes LawThere is no law in Pennsylvania that makes assault based on one's sexual orientation a hate crime, so friends of the gay couple attacked in Center City last week started an online petition, hoping to change that.
Philadelphia Alleged Gay-Bashing Incident Could Draw Internet Sleuths Into CourtShould Internet sleuths who helped police identify suspects expect to be drawn into a courtroom as the case proceeds? Local attorney Michael Diamondstein says "yes."
Little Chance For Anti-Gay-Bashing Law This Year in PennsylvaniaSeveral years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.
Feds Await Local Police Findings on Alleged Center City Beating of Gay CoupleWhile Philadelphia police continue to investigate last week's attack on a gay couple in center city, federal authorities are waiting in the wings to press their own case, if warranted.