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TACOMA: Focus on potholes, not gay pride

Letter by Phil Ferrell, Lakewood on July 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm with No Comments »
July 14, 2014 1:17 pm

Apparently Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland does not have enough city business to keep her busy as evidenced by her involvement in the Pride and Out in the Park activities for 10 days.

Pride celebrations are now part of the mainstream, so why is she so intent on headlining an event that is occurring with regularity across the country? More importantly, why is the rainbow flag the symbol of the LGBT community  allowed to be flown on a City of Tacoma building? This clearly opens the door for other groups to claim the same rights to announce their special interest events.

Would the city allow that? Why not? Sounds like discrimination if not. Why doesn’t the mayor focus on something that concerns the city, like fixing the streets? Maybe she could post a flag on City Hall with a nice big pothole shown on it. There are plenty to pick from!

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