UMass students, Five college students and Amherst residents alike march in support of Derrick Gordon and the LGBTQ community after the Westboro Baptist Church threatened to picket UMass on Wednesday, April 16.
In response to the Westboro Baptist Church coming to UMass, students rallied in support of equality and gay rights.
Students and townsfolk gathered at UMass to support equality for all people.
Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton believes Westboro Baptist Church is abusing First Amendment rights and should have faced harsher repercussions in a Supreme Court ruling.
Collegian columnist Matt Kushi maintains that freedom of speech was not intended to protect bigotry.