BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – Hundreds of Bridgewater State University students staged an on-campus rally in support of a student journalist Tuesday afternoon.
“I know there is hate and ignorance in the world, but that doesn’t mean we have to accept it, ” said Kayla Cummings, one of the organizers.READ MORE: FDA Expected To Authorize Mixing COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots, Report Says
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Destinie Mogg-Barkalow claims she was punched in the face by a woman last Thursday over a student newspaper editorial she wrote in support of same-sex marriage.
In her piece, she called people in favor of the overturned gay marriage ban in California, “intolerant and bigoted.”
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Mogg-Barkalow, who is a lesbian, was at the rally but didn’t speak.
Her father, a professor at Bridgewater State, said she is grateful for the support.
“We will not accept that kind of behavior here, ” said university President Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria. “We will find them, and let them know they do not belong here.”
Sketches of the man and woman who attacked her were released Monday, but there have been no arrests.MORE NEWS: Mother, Boyfriend Arrested In Investigation Into Missing New Hampshire 5-Year-Old Elijah Lewis
WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields contributed to this report.