A same-sex marriage advocate [who happens to be straight] is nursing cuts and bruises after being attacked by a leading advocate of a constitutional amendment to end gay marriage in the only state where it is legal.
Sarah Loy, 27, went to a rally organized by VoteOnMarriage in front of
Worcester City Hall, west of , on the weekend. The demonstration was one of several being held on weekends throughout Boston aimed at pressuring the Legislature to vote on the proposed amendment. Massachusetts
At a lectern Larry Cirignano, leader of the Boston-based Catholic Citizenship group [emphasis mine] had just finished leading the Pledge of Allegiance when he spotted Loy near the front of the crowd with other supporters of gay marriage staging a counter protest.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that Cirignano rushed from behind the lectern and tackled Loy to the ground. “You need to get out. You need to get out of here right now,” he allegedly told her as her head was pushed into the concrete sidewalk.
Meanwhile across the country in Scottsdale, Arizona otherwise know as the Wild West:
Scottsdalepolice are investigating a suspected hate crime reported by a gay couple who said they were jumped by as many as seven men outside a Scottsdalerestaurant near McDowell and roads. Scottsdale
As they held hands and began to leave Frasher's Steakhouse late Sunday, Jean Rolland and Andrew Frost said they were beaten in the restaurant's entryway.
I just cannot help wondering why some people are so threatened by gays and lesbians. It strikes me that it is always the guilty dog that barks the loudest. Most people I know who’ve never been divorced and have enjoyed many happy years of stable marriage scoff at the notion that gay marriage threatens their marriage. And every straight supporter of gay rights I’ve ever known is also quite comfortable in their own skin and very confident in his/her own sexual orientation.
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