Ohio Straight Bar Gives Gay a Bloody Welcome
A group of gay and straight people headed out for a night of fun at a Mainville, Ohio bar called Tabby’s. Patrons of the bar continued harassing the group asking which of them is straight and which of them is gay. Finally, one of the men in the group, 31 year-old, Ronnie Robertson, spoke up and admitted to being a homosexual. He was then attacked and received a broken nose and multiple lacerations to his face.
Two women have been arrested and police are still looking for two men believed to be involved. Ohio does not have hate crimes legislation protecting people based upon sexual orientation; however, Ohio’s hate crime legislation does protect other minority groups.