Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spartanburg County: No to LGBT Day

The chairman of the Spartanburg County Council refused to sign a proclamation to designate June 4 as LGBT Day in the South Carolina county.

WSPA-TV reports, “Council Chairman Jeff Horton said he was asked by the group Upstate Pride SC to make June 4 LGBT Day in the county, and Horton said 'No, thanks.'”

The mayor of the city of Spartanburg signed a proclamation for Upstate Pride SC, and the group sought the same from the county for its upcoming march and festival in Barnet Park. PK Weiss, a straight mother of four and former president of the group, said that Horton responded to her request with a curt e-mail that simply said “no,” without any salutation or closing.

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