A mayor resigns over gay slurs in Ohio according to ABC News. On Feb. 9, it was reported that 78-year-old Mary McAngus submitted a letter of resignation after accusations that she called a police officer "queer." This reportedly wasn't a one-time thing either. According to the report, McAngus repeatedly used the word in front of the cop's colleagues.
"[Police Chief Mark Proffitt] 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," ABC News reports.
The mayor resigned over gay slurs and many believe that her resignation was her way of admitting that she was wrong -- or at least realizing that she couldn't get away with using such offensive language in public forums. It is unknown if she did or plans to issue an apology to the officer (identified as Kyle Calendine), who was openly gay.
Calendine has spoken out on the incidents and he says that things got progressively worse with McAngus and it got really bad over the past couple of weeks. It is unknown what exactly prompted McAngus' resignation. She has not released a public statement of any kind about her decision. She also could not be reached for comment.
If a mayor resigns over gay slurs it doesn't necessarily mean that she's remorseful. However, it seems clear that her decision is appreciated. Officers at the local police department say that McAngus caused a "hostile work environment"
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