Michigan Mayor: ‘Homosexuality Is A Mental Disease’

Troy, Michigan’s Mayor Janice Daniels was scrutinized last month for comments she made on Facebook disavowing New York “now that queers can get married there” and now she has added more anti-gay comments to her record. Students from Troy High School report that she told them she wanted to invite “a panel of psychologists who would testify that homosexuality is a mental disease.” She denies the comment, claiming instead that she said “there’s a higher incidence of (overall) disease in the homosexual community.” Daniels refused to share her recording of the open meeting to clarify exactly what she said, but either way, her comments were offensive and harmful to the gay community. As the students pointed out, “If we’re trying to have an event about suicide prevention, we shouldn’t really be telling kids they have a mental disease.”