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.
Amy Weber offered a much needed olive branch to Daniels, in hopes that together, they could turn this scandal into an opportunity for growth.
It’s a wonderful opportunity for you to turn this around…Mistakes happen... And I would love… to see you out at the next Gay Pride, leading the march and saying “I made a mistake, these are my brothers and sisters just like everybody else and I will always support you, and all the people of Michigan."