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NH man faces civil rights complaint after assault on gay couple

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Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 5:43 PM EDT
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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Authorities have filed a civil rights complaint against a Manchester man accused of assaulting a gay man.

The complaint filed Thursday by the attorney general’s office alleges that a 35-year-old man saw a couple holding hands and walking in Manchester on May 11 and assaulted one of them. Authorities say he told police he did not approve of homosexuality and objected to their public display of affection.

A violation of the state’s Civil Rights Act is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000. A message left at a phone number for the man was not immediately returned.

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