Troy, Michigan mayor Janice Daniels will never again be able to visit New York City without bumping into hordes of same-sex married couples showing off their wedding bands and ruining the city she once loved. It's enough to make her throw out her "I Love NY" carrying bag in disgust!
About that bag, actually: Back in June, after the New York state legislature passed gay marriage and turned NYC into a glittering sodomitropolis of committed same-sex couples who love each other, Daniels took to her Facebook and made an announcement. "I think I am going to throw away my I Love New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there." During her mayoral campaign, she left the message on her Facebook—which doesn't get much traffic, it seems, because no one discovered it before the election.
It wasn't until late last week that the folks behind the Keep Troy Strong blog found the Facebook message and circulated it far and wide. Now Daniels' opponents are now protesting her and asking her to resign. Some folks have launched a Fight Hate in Metro Detroit: Janice Daniels Facebook page where they demand that Daniels apologize for her remarks.
Over the weekend Daniels deleted the message from her Facebook, but not before raising doubts about its content. "I may have said something like that," she told one local news outlet. "I probably shouldn't have used that kind of language, but I do believe marriage should be between one man and one woman." Perhaps she hasn't heard of Screenshot Technology, a new invention that enables people to generate computer pictures of your anti-gay Facebook postings and document them for posterity. Screenshots of Daniels' comments remove all doubt about what she wrote about the queers and her bags.
Even if Daniels apologizes and resigns from office, that still won't resolve the bigger question: What happened to the carrying bag? Rumor has it that the bag heard about Daniels' plans, fled to New York City, and got same-sex married to another "I Love NY" carrying bag.