Monday, December 05, 2011

MDP Calls on Republican Leaders to Repudiate Troy Mayor’s Comments

From Michigan Democratic Party:

LANSING – The Michigan Democratic Party is calling on Republican leaders to immediately repudiate anti-gay comments made by the Tea Party-Republican Mayor of Troy, Janice Daniels.

In a Facebook post, Daniels wrote, “I think I’m going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there.” The MDP is calling on GOP Chair Bobby Schostak, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, and Governor Rick Snyder to denounce the bigoted remarks.

“These remarks are reprehensible and cannot be tolerated by anyone in Michigan,” MDP Chair Mark Brewer said. “Mayor Daniels’ Facebook post is ignorant, laced with bigotry, and must be immediately denounced by Republican leaders throughout the state.”

“Mayor Daniels should now be the leader her constituents elected her to be,” added Brewer. “We challenge her to lead the initiative for a Human Rights ordinance in Troy. She needs to atone for these actions and show the voters that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.”
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