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Moms Use Mayor’s “Queer” Slur as Teaching Moment (VIDEO)

Moms Use Mayor’s “Queer” Slur as Teaching Moment (VIDEO)


Remember Janice Daniels, the newly elected Republican mayor of Troy, Michigan, who provoked heavy criticism for a June 25 post on her Facebook wall in which she wrote, “I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there”?

Catch up with the story here if you missed it first time around.

Following this, at a recent council meeting a lesbian couple decided to take the opportunity to turn Daniels’ comments into a teaching moment to better educate Daniels about same-sex parent families and their children.

Watch the classy protest below:

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3:29AM PST on Jan 14, 2012

What an incredibly closed-minded women. Some people actually voted for her?

9:02PM PST on Dec 18, 2011

WOW! I jsut got the chills what a wonderful Woman she is! I dont' know how anyone anti-gay seeing this could be against her and her family although I am sure they will be no matter what they have that bible shoved so far up their buts !all they can see is thier shit for brains! I don't honestly think I could stand up there and be as pleasent as they were however, this what made thier point come across even better . not to mention they acted more mature then that Mayor ! good luck Ladies you have a wonderful family !

9:11AM PST on Dec 18, 2011

What a great response from both this courageous mother and the audience! Shame on the mayor of Troy that clearly state she's just the mayor of a selected group, not all the citizens of Troy!

4:04AM PST on Dec 18, 2011

Tina and Amy were so amazing! Classy, eloquent, and gentle in their rebuke. Pure class!

11:24AM PST on Dec 17, 2011

Beautiful!! What a great post....Thanks so much.

7:18AM PST on Dec 17, 2011

Any elected official who can not grasp the meaning of the Bill Of Rights needs to leave office. You are a public sevant and the last time I checked my tax return, I was considered a tax paying citizen. Where is my representation and right to pursuit of happiness on your pea brained agenda? Yes, I am Lesbian and please grasp the truth that this is NOT a choice. Too many idiots in office.
This may come as a surprise to elected officials that the oath of office means you represent ALL citizens. Not just the ones you like or feel comfortable with or feel will help your career to kiss denegrate. The Mayor is a traitor to her country like so many other politicians. Throw the bum out.

7:49AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

That was great, thank you for the post!

4:56AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

This is real courage and yes, they're good parents. If you note the responses of the people in the audience (ones that you can see in this video clip) you can see people finally smile, some of them clap, a few even stand while clapping. I'd say the the couple changed some minds and this is good.

3:36AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

Bless you for your courage, we can all hope that at least a few hearts were turned in your favor.

3:05AM PST on Dec 16, 2011

Excellent showing for this couple and their kids. No better way to confront predudice than this.

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