FARMINGTON, N.M. – The city attorney in Aztec is resigning after making a questionable comment during the presentation of a Pride Month proclamation.
Larry Thrower submitted his 30-day resignation notice earlier this month. He says he disagrees with other city officials on how to approach Pride Month.
The Farmington Daily Times reports that a live video stream picked up on Thrower’s comment at a City Commission meeting. Thrower is heard using a word that can be derogatory toward the LGBTQ community.
The proclamation divided city officials.
Commissioner Austin Randall says it goes against his personal beliefs and values.
Mayor Victor Snover says it’s important to highlight the challenges the LGBTQ community faces.
The city is searching for a new attorney. Thrower held the job for nearly 13 years.