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Woman says she was knocked out for being gay

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Shane Williams (left) allegedly beat up Chelsea Gallagher (right) because she is gay. (Photo: www.advocate.com)

Chelsea Gallagher has made claims that Shane Williams, a 20-year-old freshman football player at Colorado Mesa University beat her up because she’s gay.

The incident started in a Grand Junction, Colo. bar as an argument between the two, then turned into a fist fight police said. The fight ended with Wiliams picking Gallagher up and slamming her to the ground. She was “knocked out cold.”

“You would never assume a guy would do that,” Gallagher told KJCT reporters from her hospital bed in Colorado on Sunday.

“My skull is fractured, my eye is black and I can’t really hear out of my ear,” she said.

Police arrested Williams was arrested and charged with second degree assault, underage drinking and having a fake ID.

Colorado Mesa University’s Gay Straight Alliance group said this kind of discrimination is not that uncommon.

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