The Porterville City Council decided tonight to rescind the Mayor’s proclamation declaring June as LGBT Pride Month in the city. Many from both sides of the issue were present for the decision, and at least three LGBT activists were arrested for vocally protesting the Council, including Robin McGehee and Jennifer McGuire of Get EQUAL.
“The Council chamber was in chaos as the vote to rescind the LGBT proclamation caused the chamber to erupt in protest, with LGBT supporters arrested, and led out by Police,” according to our source who also said that the Mayor stood by in tears as she watched these events unfold.
The City Council also passed a new resolution that means that any future Mayoral proclamations require a level of council approval.
Porterville was the only City Council in California to declare support for California’s Proposition 8.