Alabama Hate Crime Laws

Vigil Honors Hate Crime Victims

The annual Vigil for Victims of Hate and Violence brought dozens of supporters out to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Montgomery Sunday. The vigil honors Billy Jack Gaither, who was reportedly beaten and burned for being a homosexual in Sylacauga 1999. Since that day, a vigil has been held every year– to remember Gaither and other victims of hate crimes….