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Troy MI Tea Party Mayor Janice Daniels: “Going to throw away my I Love New York bag now that queers can get married”

I took less than a month for it to be discovered what newly elected Troy, MI Tea Party Mayor Janice Daniels to show everyone what the Tea Party is REALLY made of.

Other than the fact that she’s politically inepdt and  refuses to take an oath to uphold Troy City Charter because she didn’t think it was appropriate to take an oath to the city charter, which she called “a whimsical document” that changes with the opinions of the City Council.” it also comes to light now via facebook that she’s an insensitive homophobic bigot by posting in the past after same sex marriage was passed in New York: I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there.”

Denise Brogan-Kator, executive director of Equality Michigan: 

“I am truly shocked at such disregard for the effects that such language has had on our community. Either she doesn’t know – which is remarkable, given the news about the rise in violent crimes committed against the gay and transgender community – or she intended it. Either way, I find it shameful.

Anyone that aspires to hold public office, has a responsibility to keep their communications and opinions of classes and people respectful – and I think this crossed the line – and at a bare  minimum think she needs to apologize to the gay and transgender population in the city of Troy and in Michigan.”

Oakland County Commissioner Craig Covey posted a comment on his own Facebook page: “No mayor, of any city, particularly one as large and diverse as Troy, should ever use vulgar slurs to insult an entire community. She needs to apologize to the entire region for this nasty posting.”

Janice Daniel’s response?

“The groups that despise me are digging deep to try to find something to worry about. They probably should start worrying about how they can best work with a new Mayor who believes that we live in a free country and we all have first amendment rights to speak our minds on any and all issues that are before us.”

You can exercise your First Amendment Rights by contacting the Tea Party Homophobic Bigot Janice Daniels at 248.524.3500  or janice.daniels@troymi.gov  and speak your mind.

Tell her Back2Stonewall.com sent you.

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Will Kohler

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