A Proclamation from the Pierce County Council.....
Far far worse than.....Gays Out In the Park......
omg ! Check this out !!
Sexual orientation is again stirring up controversy for the Pierce County Council. This time, the debate centers on a proposed proclamation supporting Nurse Out in the Park, a celebration of the South Sound’s breastfeeding community Thursday in Tacoma.
Proclamations – in which government leaders go on record to support an event or group – rarely face opposition. Elected officials approve dozens every year. It usually takes about five minutes to rubber-stamp the mostly ceremonial items.
But that wasn’t the case this week, when a majority of the Pierce County Council rejected adding the Nurse Out in the Park proclamation to its meeting agenda, thus preventing it from coming to a vote. The amendment failed 4-3 on Tuesday, with Chairman Terry Lee and council members Shawn Bunney, Dick Muri and Roger Bush casting the “no” votes. They’re all Republicans.
The rejection by Pierce County leaders – who last year voted 4-3 to extend health benefits to domestic partners of county employees – caught council members Calvin Goings and Tim Farrell by surprise. They, along with Councilwoman Barbara Gelman, voted to amend the agenda. All are Democrats.
Goings and Farrell blasted their counterparts. As a Pierce County elected leader who is gay, and therefore has no ability to breed himself, Farrell was approached by event organizers to add the proclamation to the agenda.
“I’m embarrassed,” Goings said. “This is a sad, low day for the County Council, that we wouldn’t give you a chance to celebrate who you are and stand against discrimination of breastfeeding at all locations.”
But Lee said the proclamation was presented shortly before the meeting. County leaders have an internal policy not to vote on such late items, he said, because they don’t have time to study what they’re proclaiming and there’s no input from the public.
Lee said the backlash is an attempt by some county leaders to play politics during an election year. Goings and Bunney are squaring off for county executive. “I think it’s unfair because, if you want to be accurate, we should have had that proclamation a week beforehand,” Lee said.
The inaction sparked calls of discrimination from breastfeeding and baby groups throughout the South Sound.
“I find it difficult to understand what the downside is to acknowledging the humanity and dignity of the
local lactation community", said consultant- Debbie Knox, IBCLC.
no not the boobs on the County Council......
Bunney, Muri, Bush and Lee.....
(gee kinda sounds like Emerson, Lake and Palmer.....er not really)
naked boobs in the Park!!
A Public Park !!
Where the children play......
Children might see naked boobs......
that's the point.
yes, folks this is Comedy, tho this picture is very disturbing...... You know how I feel about toddler dolls and polyfil.