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A gay couple were assaulted over Christmas by thugs who picked on them also because one of them was Jewish, reports the Jerusalem Post.

The assault occurred on Christmas Day outside a pub in North Yorkshire, England, according to the local paper. Jayson Homer, 20, and his 21-year-old partner, who did not want to be named, were attacked and injured outside the Jolly Farmers pub by a gang that harassed Homer’s partner for being Jewish.

Meanwhile Aidan Skinner, 21, and boyfriend Sean West, 20, were buying a bottle of wine and meal in a Tesco when a member of staff made a homophobic remark. The 21-year-old pecked his boyfriend on the cheek as they paid for their shopping on December 12. The till operator is alleged to have said: “Do you have to do that in here? Especially two guys.” After an argument with her, the couple left without buying any items.