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Politician makes vile comment about transgender activist

Politician makes vile comment about transgender activist
A Providence City Council member said Friday that he will resign from his post as president pro tempore after he was caught on tape calling a transgender activist “it.”

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> A city councilman in Providence, R.” Councilman Michael Correia apologized for the comment in a Facebook post, saying that the language he used was “inappropriate and offensive.” Providence Councilman Michael Correia apologized.“I understand these actions have broken trust between myself and the public and I am asking for the opportunity to earn back that trust,” Correia, 57, wrote in the Facebook post.

, said Friday that he will resign from his post as the body’s president pro tempore after an audio recording surfaced in which he called a transgender activist “it.” In an audio recording published by WPRI-TV, Correia repeatedly referred to the activist, Justice Gaines, with male pronouns before calling her “it.

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