VIDEO: Mayor refuses to sign proclamation honoring Pride festival

JULY 9, 2019

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Members of the LGBT community reportedly confronted a Minnesota mayor during a city council meeting on Monday night over her refusal to sign a proclamation honoring LGBTQ Awareness Day.

Mayor Donna Schmitt of Columbia Heights said she would not recognize the proclamation ahead of the city’s first Pride festival because organizers did not follow guidelines necessary for ceremonial documents, KSTP reported.

The article goes on to state the following:

“It is not about a group, it’s about ‘let’s follow the guidelines,’” Schmitt told the TV station. “They can go out and celebrate, they are more than welcome to rent our parks and have a family friendly event as they have requested.”

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