Lesbian Couple Attacked In Alleged Hate Crime At Six Flags New England

As great as the SCOTUS ruling for same-sex marriage was, we still have a long way to go, and it shows. Two women have been arrested after they attacked and injured a lesbian couple who they saw kissing at Six Flags in New England.

The two victims were in their teens, and they said in their official report that they were on their way to the tram station when they stopped to talk and share an embrace. One of the victims said she was kissing her girlfriend when a Hispanic woman stopped and stared at them. After confronting the woman, the couple moved away, but the Hispanic woman then began shouting homophobic slurs at them.

Of the victims then turned to confront the woman, and then the woman began punching her in the face, and even knocked her to the ground and began kicking her. Another woman then joined in and hit the second of the pair, and reportedly was even carrying a knife.

 

The two attackers have since been indentified as Damarielys Mukhtar, 29, of Springfield and Nikia L. Butt, 27, of Holyoke, and were thankfully arrested at the scene. However, Mukhtar (the one who started the whole thing) has been released on $1,000 bail whereas Butt is being held without the right to bail at Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee.