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Ohio Mayor Resigns Over Gay Slurs

by Amanda Lee Myers and Andrew Welsh-Huggins
Saturday Feb 9, 2013
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The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer "queer" in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment.

Jackie Welker, council president in the Village of Pomeroy, tells The Associated Press that 78-year-old Mayor Mary McAngus submitted a letter of resignation Saturday.

Police Chief Mark Proffitt told the council this week that McAngus referred to Officer Kyle Calendine as "queer" in front of other officers and dispatchers. He says that at one point she said, "I don’t like a queer working for the village."

Proffitt had warned the council that McAngus’ alleged comments could open the village to a lawsuit.

Calendine says the situation worsened in recent weeks.

McAngus did not immediately return a call for comment.

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Comments

  • gdhamf, 2013-02-10 03:37:16

    Well said Jed!


  • Anonymous, 2013-02-10 17:40:04

    Love Jen!


  • Oh Jed said:, 2013-02-10 17:42:00

    Thx. I hate how much I enjoy finding opportune uses for this acerbic word.


  • Unbreakable1, 2013-02-10 21:13:35

    I can use the word with ease but husband reserves it just for people like her. You nailed it Jed!


  • BlondieSL, 2013-02-11 04:55:16

    I can’t even comment. Jed has me laughing my arse off. Alway great comments Jed. ;)


  • WayGay, 2013-02-11 12:17:56

    See ya honey. Enjoy your hateful ignorant retirement.


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