Troy Mayor, Janice Daniels, has recently found herself in the middle of a huge firestorm of criticism after it was discovered that she posted a “homophobic slur” on her Facebook page, On Jun. 25. Daniel’s post read:
I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there.
This quote was unearthed around December 2nd, and it’s been causing quite a bit of controversy. Daniels was even named one of the “Worst People in the World” in a Keith Olberman segment.
Many showed up in a December 6th council meeting to address this issue, including Birmingham resident Amy Weber, her wife Tina, and their two young daughters. The girls presented the Mayor with two drawings that represented the theme of love, in hopes she would change her mind about gay marriage.