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Troy mayor apologizes for gay slur on Facebook

TROY, Mich. (AP) - The Republican mayor of a Michigan city has apologized for a Facebook post that featured an anti-gay slur.

The Detroit Free Press reported Monday that Troy Mayor Janice Daniels now says what she wrote June 25 "may not have been the most appropriate language."

Daniels' posting said she thought she would throw away her "I Love New York" carrying bag "now that queers can get married there."

The posting followed a vote by New York state lawmakers legalizing gay marriage and was made before Daniels' run for mayor of Troy, an affluent Detroit suburb of 81,000.

Some Troy High School students protested the posting Monday. Troy's chamber of commerce also denounced it.

Michigan's Democratic Party says it wants Gov. Rick Snyder and other Republican leaders to "repudiate" the comments.

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