Pence's Neighbors Hang Pride Flags

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In an act of solidarity against vice president-elect Mike Pence, neighbors of his Chevy Chase house in northwest Washington, D.C. are hanging pride flags.

Pence will remain at the house temporarily until he is sworn in — in the mean time, his new neighbors point to his anti-LGBT past as a politician.

Before becoming vice president-elect, Pence openly opposed Don't Ask Don't Tell, which forbid soldiers from openly serving in the military.

Pence also pushed for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman. He also signed the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" as governor of Indiana, which could have allowed discrimination against the LGBT community.

The hanging of the flag is “a respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his thinking," one Pence neighbor told WJLA. “I have no idea what he will think about, but I hope he will change his mind. This is one way that I can show my disagreement.”

Six flags are currently up in the neighborhood, with more reportedly on the way.


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