Michigan mayor not liking "queer" marriage

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  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    From the article:
    "Janice Daniels, the new mayor of Troy, Michigan, is feeling the heat for a recently-uncovered Facebook status update she wrote back in June after marriage equality was passed in New York.

    "DanielsSaid Daniels' update: "I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there.""

    Shoot, Troy residents must be so proud. Surprised this didn't hit the net until recently (unless I missed it and then egg meet face!).

    http://www.towleroad.com/2011/12/mi...queers-can-marry-in-new-york-or-anywhere.html
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I heard about it yesterday or maybe Monday. Sigh. I didn't even know Troy had a mayor when I lived there. And, ahhh, Facebook, making grown people behave like 12 year old since ... when did Facebook start, again? :rolleyes:
     
  3. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    I would be surprised if Troy residents gave a crap.
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    They probably haven't been paying attention. I would say you're most likely right. Michigan is such an anti-gay rights state.
     
  5. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Tru dat.
    One person's slur is another person's campaign slogan.
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yep- and judging form the comments section on mlive.com, she'll get plenty of support.
     
  7. iz2sick macrumors 6502

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    Wow, shocker... Michigan has bad politicians...
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's been going straight down the toilet for a long time now. It looks to be a continuing trend. It's too bad. I love Detroit.
     
  9. iz2sick macrumors 6502

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    What a kawinky dink... I live in Metro Detroit and I love Chi-Town. Can't beat those smoothies in China Town!
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Detroit has a killer music scene.
     
  11. iz2sick macrumors 6502

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    That's true. However, I've never been to a concert. I grew up in Vegas and moved here in 2004. Two perfectly great places for concerts up the wazoo and I've never been lol.

    I love music, but I've never been one of those types that constantly listens to it. I like all types of music when I do listen though. I have a love of good hip hop (not that lil wayne stuff). I actually jot down verses for fun. A lyricist by hobby haha.

    Even when I snowboard, I don't listen to music. The sound of the snow under my board is enough music for me.
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    You're a hip hop fan and you've never been to a show in Detroit? For shame! :)
     
  13. iz2sick macrumors 6502

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    LoL... I value my life. That's a concert I'm least likely to go to haha.

    Just kidding, I couldn't resist. I know, I know. Really though, I'm just as happy listening digitally. Just one of those things. I'm not into watching sports either so I'm uninterested in going to those events.

    I would like to see a snowboarding event. I'd also love to go to an Atheist convention if I ever get the time.
     
  14. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Atheist convention? I didn't even know there was such a thing.
     
  15. cshearer macrumors regular

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    ReasonRally - DC

    ^I'm there.
     
  16. CalWizrd Suspended

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    I was in Detroit on a business trip in the mid to late 70's. I don't know if it had a renaissance in the intervening years between then and know, and then started downhill again, but... when I checked in to the hotel (pretty nice hotel... the client was paying) the desk clerk said to me "By the way, don't go out at night".

    Not quite a ringing endorsement of the city.
     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    They still say that- always have. The police don't even go out at night. That's why it's so much fun. :) I loved it in the 80's.
     
  18. iz2sick macrumors 6502

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    They seem quite educational. That's why it draws me. Also, while I run into a lot of Atheists on the Net, I rarely run into them in life. Would be nice to spend an evening amongst fellow freethinkers.
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Gay Family Confront Homophobic Troy Mayor

    Well, this was a very nice response.

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/12/12/WATCH_Gay_Family_Confront_Homophobic_Troy_Mayor/

    Watch the video. I can't think of a better thing to do.
     
  20. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Hoping no one missed this. It's great, especially for the people who think this kind of thing is an ambush.
     
  21. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Loved it. :)
    A very decent way to reply to the mayor's trash. But I would have loved to have heard the mayor's response (if any) and seen her face during this great speech.

    Personally I think hell would probably freeze over before we're going to see Janice Daniels at the head of a Gay Pride parade…
     
  22. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    That was very civil, especially when you think about the fact that the person she talks to wants to diminish her value as a human being (yes, not granting people basic rights is saying that they are of less value).
     
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