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Second gay man reports beating in Savannah

Georgia Equality, the state's largest gay political group, and its Savannah chapter released a statement this afternoon from a gay man who said he was the victim of a hate crime in February.

The announcement and written statement from John Takats comes as Savannah LGBT activists are planning an "Equal Protection Rally" on Sunday in response to the beating of Kieran Daly, a gay man who was allegedly attacked by two Marines last weekend.

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FBI, military investigate alleged gay bashing in Savannah

The FBI confirmed it is investigating the alleged assault on a gay man in Savannah by two U.S. Marines as a possible hate crime under the federal hate crimes law. The Marine Corps is also conducting its own investigation as is the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department.