In June, Troy’s new mayor Janice Daniels—shortly before entering the race—posted a message about New York’s decision to legalize gay marriage: “I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there.”
The blog “Keep Troy Strong” uncovered the post last night, and it’s spread across social media.
Daniels confirmed today that she did post the message, though she said she decided against ditching the bag.
“I may have said something like that,” she said. “I probably shouldn’t have used that kind of language, but I do believe marriage should be between one man and one woman.”
Daniels added that while she’s opposed to gay marriage, and has moral issues with homosexuality, she doesn’t hate gay people.
“I love all people. I am human. That was probably a poor choice of words.”
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