Mayor’s resignation suggested after ‘queer’ quote


A survey is showing that 37 percent of the residents in Troy, Mich., think their mayor should resign over an anti-gay comment she posted on Facebook before her election.

Janice Daniels, in June, posted on her Facebook wall, “I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there.”

Daniels was elected mayor of the Michigan city in November.

Several weeks after, the Facebook post was disclosed.

Daniels apologized for the post and told the press she did not, in fact, get rid of the bag.

But her comments didn’t quiet the story, driven by Internet debates.

A real estate company dismissed Daniels, saying that it could not employ someone who was intolerant of a group of people.

This week, the Detroit News reported that 41.4 percent of Troy’s citizens had an unfavorable view of Daniels, 44.7 percent said they would vote for a recall and 37 percent said she should resign.