Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced, but ultimately withdrew, an amendment that would have allowed gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to use the nation's immigration system to petition for their partners they married in other countries.
A suspect in one of two brutal anti-gay attacks that rocked the city this week surrendered to cops late Tuesday, sources said. Gabriel Roman, 39, turned himself in at a Bronx stationhouse and was charged with three counts of assault as a hate crime, including a felony count, police sources said.
Hours after New Yorkers rallied in response to a spate of gay-bashing that's resulted in one death and fueled concern about hate crimes, there were two more reports of possible anti-gay attacks on Manhattan streets, authorities said Tuesday.
In one of those inexpiable political twists, what seems to have been a far bigger lift — marriage equality —passed the state legislature two years ago, while bills to protect transgender New Yorkers keep dying.
Ramy Yosef, a 21-year-old man from Egypt's Nile Delta, came out on Twitter last year. His family responded by forcing him from their home. Tarek, 28, recounts being beaten and robbed for "dressing like a faggot"—and avoiding the police for fear that they, too, would target him for being gay.