03/01/2012 05:23 pm ET

Effort To Recall Troy Mayor Moves Forward; Group Plans To Start Collecting Signatures

Recall Janice Daniels, a political action committee comprised of "concerned citizens" leading the effort to recall Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, will soon begin collecting signatures after one of its petitions was approved Thursday afternoon.

Daniels first came under fire in December for her anti-gay Facebook comment and has remained the center of controversy after voting against the Troy Transit Center (a scaled-down version was later approved), telling the Troy High School Gay-Straight Alliance the homosexual lifestyle is "dangerous" and writing a lengthy position paper personally attacking city employees and council members.

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