Bathroom Bill Opponent Says Angry Activist Attacked Him At Private Event

Bathroom Bill Opponent Says Angry Activist Attacked Him At Private Event

Evan Lips, NewBostonPost - 2 May 2017

"A key figure behind a ballot question that would repeal a law allowing people who say they identify with the opposite sex to use the public bathrooms and changing rooms they prefer says he was spat on and cursed at by an unidentified person who crashed a private event. 

William Gillmeister, the policy and financial director for the Renew Massachusetts Coalition, told New Boston Post his group booked Sichuan Garden, a Chinese restaurant on Walnut Street in Newton Highlands, on Sunday afternoon. Gillmeister said he spotted the individual removing his group’s signs from the front of the restaurant and confronted the person.

'I said, ‘Hey, you can’t take those’,' Gillmeister recalled. 'This individual immediately started swearing at me and accused me of promoting hate speech.'

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