After a night at a drag show in Omaha, Nebraska, Marine Ryan Langenegger and his two gay friends (one in drag) were having a late night snack at a local bar. But before long, the 3 were verbally assaulted and followed outside the establishment.
Lagenegger, who identifies as straight, then told the strangers he and his friends didn’t want any trouble. Thats when the marine got punched in the face.
The assailants got away, and there are few leads, but the Omaha PD are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Now local LGBT groups have rallied around the attack, and the Mayor of Omaha has voiced her support as well.
Two years after the landmark Supreme Court Obergefell case that found same-sex couples do have the right to marry, it’s hard to think they would still be in court trying to adopt children, but welcome to Nebraska. Of all 50 states, the Cornhusker State had one of the most pernicious policies against same-sex couples, or even LGBT [...]