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Charge reduced against Marine in gay beating

A judge ruled Thursday that a Marine charged in the beating of a gay man in Savannah will face a reduced charge of disorderly conduct, while a second man still faces a misdemeanor battery charge.

FBI, DA say no hate crime charges for Marines

The FBI and the DA in Savannah have both decided against pursuing the June beating of a gay man by two Marines as a hate crime, leaving in place misdemeanor charges for the alleged assailants.

Savannah gay beating divides LGBT activists

The June 12 beating of a gay man in Savannah has provoked a fissure among LGBT activists in the coastal city and prompted some to launch a new organization.

Beating victim to skip rally; denies using slur

A 26-year-old gay beating victim in Savannah won’t attend a rally in his honor on Sunday, a day after details emerged about charges he faced in a road rage incident earlier this year.

Second gay attack alleged in Savannah

A second gay man in Savannah is stepping forward with details of an alleged attack, though the victim has not reported the months-old incident to police.

ADL commends federal probe into gay beating

The Atlanta office of the Anti-Defamation League commended local and federal authorities for investigating whether the beating of a gay man in Savannah might fall under a new federal hate crimes act.

LGBT activists: Hold attackers accountable

A group of gay and lesbian activists in Savannah is speaking out in the wake of a gay man who was beaten over the weekend, calling on city officials to take action.

FBI looks into gay beating; rally set for Sunday

A gay man who was beaten in downtown Savannah has been released from the hospital as local and federal authorities investigate conflicting accounts of what took place early Saturday.

Outrage surfaces after gay beating in Savannah

LGBT activists in Atlanta and Savannah are pushing to have the charges upgraded against two Marines who allegedly beat a gay man early Saturday. Plans are also underway for a rally or vigil.

Police: Marines beat gay man in Savannah

Two Marines were jailed and later released on misdemeanor battery charges early Saturday in Savannah after they allegedly beat a gay man they say winked at them.