A lesbian couple from the United States have publicly addressed
Michigan Mayor Janice Daniels after she posted a homophobic comment
on social networking site Facebook.
The move came after Daniels, who is Mayor of Troy - a city in Oakland County, a suburb of Detroit -
wrote a post that read: "I think I am going to throw away my I Love
New York carrying bag now that queers can get married there."
The comments came shortly after the world's gay community
celebrated marriage equality in the east-coast state.
The comments were re-posted earlier this month, sparking anger
from local LGBT residents who have since called for her
In protest, many community members attended a City Council meeting
on 6 December to confront Daniels during the public comment
Amy Weber and her wife Tina, flanked by their two young daughters
Logan and Aiden, were one such family.
In an emotional and moving address, Weber said she was present so
that Daniels could meet a real gay family in Michigan - and use it
as a chance to "evolve".
"We talk every day about different families and different types of
people and teaching respect and kindness," Weber said. "That is the
heart that beats in our house -- about being kind, about choosing
love over everything."
Weber then presented Daniels with two pictures drawn by her
daughters and encouraged her to attend a gay Pride march to show
she has changed.
Watch the video here: