Daniel Lennox-Choate and Larry Lennox-Choate III, the first gay couple to marry at West Point Military Academy were attacked in New York City’s SoHo neighbourhood.
Larry Lennox-Choate III wrote about the attack on his Facebook page, and explained how he and his husband were in a bodega when a man began screaming homophobic insults at them, before he “sucker punched” Daniel Lennox-Choat.
Larry wrote: “It’s hard to believe that in 2015 we would have to deal with anti-gay hate crimes in soho of all places. First off- we’re OK. Aside from one fat lip and a sore punching arm, we are fine. The guy who screamed anti-gay obscenities at us in a bodega before sucker-punching Danny? He left covered in his own blood with his tail between his legs after I handled the situation and tossed him in the street like the coward loser he is.”
“The hate crimes division of the NYPD is on the case and we have full faith a positive outcome will follow. We refuse to be victims and are thankful we can defend ourselves, but are saddened by the fact that idiots like this guy might not pick two guys who went through Plebe Boxing next time.”