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Rainbow Flags Are Going Up In Mike Pence’s New D.C. Neighborhood

Published December 1, 2016

The Chevy Chase neighborhood where Vice President-elect Mike Pence has recently rented a house is being decked out with more than twinkling lights and pine wreaths.

There are at least six gay pride flags hanging around the upper Northwest block where Pence moved last week, according to WJLA. Pence’s new neighbors say they have ordered the flags in colorful protest to his anti-gay policies.

The flags are “a respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of [Pence’s] thinking,” neighbor Ilse Heintzen told WJLA. “I have no idea what [the Vice-President Elect] will think about, but I hope he will change his mind.”

Pence has been widely criticized by the LGBTQ community for promoting so-called “conversion therapy,” a widely discredited psychotherapy practice of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as his record of opposing gay rights. More than two dozen homeowners around the Indiana governor’s mansion have also displayed pride flags and other anti-Pence signs….read more here.

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