Local activists are calling for in-person support at their rally against hate group leader Scott Lively, whose trial for anti-gay crimes against humanity opens tomorrow at the federal courthouse in Springfield, Massachusetts. From the Facebook event page:
WHAT: Pack the court for oral argument on Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss in SMUG v. Lively before before Judge Michael A. Ponsor.
You are advised to arrive at 9:00am. The hearing is at 11:00am,
however, word is that Lively’s people have been advised to arrive at
9:30am. It also takes one hour in advance to allow time for going
through courthouse security. After the argument, there will be a press
conference and rally in front of the courthouse, organized by CCR and
the Stop the Hate and Homophobia Coalition of Western Massachusetts.
You can follow tomorrow’s action online at the Twitter hashtag #StopTheHate.