First Gay Couple Married at West Point Attacked in NYC

West Point graduate Larry Lennox-Choate, left, and Daniel Lennox-Choate, leave church following their wedding ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the U.S. Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel (Credit: AP Photo/Jill Knight)
West Point graduate Larry Lennox-Choate, left, and Daniel Lennox-Choate, leave church following their wedding ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the U.S. Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel (Credit: AP Photo/Jill Knight)

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department is investigating a bias attack on two men who were the first gay couple to be married at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Police say it happened at a food store while Daniel and Larry Lennox-Choate were shopping Sunday afternoon. They say a man began shouting anti-gay obscenities at the couple and punched Daniel Lennox-Choate in the face.

The assailant fled on a bicycle after Larry Lennox-Choate said he intervened.

In a post on his Facebook page, Larry Lennox-Choate says it's difficult to believe that in 2015 they have to deal with anti-gay hate.

No arrests have been made.

The two married in 2013.

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