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Scott Township Commissioner Resigns After Transphobic Comments


A Pennsylvania township commissioner has resigned following transphobic comments about state Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine.

Former Scott Township Commissioner Paul Abel said he was tired of “listening to a guy dressed up like a woman” on a Zoom meeting last week, KDKA-TV reported.

Dr. Levine is the first transgender person appointed to a Pennsylvania cabinet position.

Scott Township announced Abel's resignation Wednesday on Facebook.

The Board of Commissioners apologized in a letter to the community.