Student reports attack at Bridgewater State

Her gay marriage editorial mentioned

Bridgewater State University authorities said yesterday they are investigating a student’s account that she was punched in the face Thursday night on campus by a woman who objected to her editorial in the school newspaper supporting same-sex marriage.

In a telephone interview yesterday, Destinie Mogg-Barkalow, 20, said that while she is openly gay, she does not believe her alleged assailant was aware of her sexual orientation. Fred Clark, executive vice president at Bridgewater State, said the school is not classifying the assault as a hate crime, but regarded it as a troubling display of intolerance directed at a fellow student’s political views.

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