I found this story while looking on the Columbus Dispatch website. This article was about how the mayor of Pomeroy was using gay slurs and trying to get an officer fired because of his sexuality. Overall I really enjoyed this piece. I think it was well written and I really enjoyed the quote the writer used to finish off the piece. I think that while it is sad that people are still so un-accepting, it sheds light on those who are accepting and how the accepting people seem to be be rising in numbers and trying to stop such hatred from continuing.
I thought it was to be expected that the mayor would not comment and in my opinion it makes her look worse. What do you think the lack of her perspective takes away from the piece if anything? How do you feel about the hook the writer used and the overall style of writing? I was confused about how the mayors actions could get the whole village sued. Besides making her look even more evil than she is what was the purpose of including that? It seemed out of place to me.