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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Complaint Filed in Anti-Gay Marriage Rally Incident
by EDGEBoston

Police interview Sarah Loy after she was allegedly assaulted during an anti-gay marriage rally at Worcester City Hall Dec. 16. (Source:Worcester.indymedia.org)

Worcester police have filed a misdemeanor assault and battery complaint against the head of a Catholic group lobbying for an anti-gay marriage amendment following a shoving incident during a rally last weekend. The complaint, filed Dec. 18, is against Larry Cirignano, executive director of Catholic Citizenship, a Boston-based organization supporting a proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would ban same-sex marriage. Cirignano allegedly pushed Sarah Loy, an equal-marriage supporter, during an anti-gay marriage rally outside Worcester City Hall on Dec. 16. Loy fell to the ground, but was uninjured. According to Loy, who is heterosexual and a board member of the Worcester County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, she had left a group of about 20 marriage equality supporters and crossed a buffer zone between the opposing groups. She was carrying a sign that read "No discrimination in the Constitution." A man later identified as Cirignano approached her and told her she would have to step back. Loy said that before she could do so...

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