Jamestown, N.Y. (WKBW) - Jamestown Councilman Greg Rabb proposed using the new same sex law as a way to attract tourists to the city, but his comments have caused controversy. Now, Rabb's supporters are rallying.
Rabb spoke out during a council meeting saying that one way to boost tourism would be for Jamestown to "market itself as a same sex destination". He said it would help attract people from other states where gay marriage is illegal.
That comment sparked a fire storm of controversy. Several comments and editorials have been written on the newspaper's website. Organizers of the demonstration said many of the comments written have not only been hurtful, but also threatened the councilman's safety.
In the past, Jamestown officials said they did see an uptick in tourism once the same sex bill was passed here in New York because it's so close to the Pennsylvania border where same sex marriage is not legal.
As for the demonstration, it will be held outside the Post Journal Headquarters tonight. At this point, it's not clear if Rabb will participate