After Homophobic Facebook Post, Locals Call For Troy Mayor Janice Daniels To Resign
On June 25th — one day after the state allowed same-sex couples to get married — Daniels shared that “I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there.” Daniels has since removed the status update, but that hasn’t discouraged a group of Troy High School students from organizing a protest Monday afternoon and night calling for her resignation.
You can check the original comment for yourself, as well as Daniels’ little poem about Anthony Weiner:
“I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there.”
“I may have said something like that,” Daniels said earlier this month. She added that, although she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, she has nothing against gay people themselves. “I love all people. I am human. That was probably a poor choice of words.”
Gay-focused blog Queerty points out that Daniels had also attempted to explain her original comment by noting that she had not been considering a run for office when she wrote it: “I was not even considering running for mayor when I posted that,” she said. “I probably shouldn’t have used that kind of language, but… I was thinking for myself.”
Oh, and in case you were wondering: “BTW, I am still carrying my I Love New York bag.”
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