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    Vice President-Elect’s New DC Neighbors Fly Rainbow Flags in Protest

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    In a sign of solidarity with gender and sexual equality, northwest Washington DC neighbors of Mike Pence are flying rainbow flags in a peaceful protest against the vice president-elect’s negative stance on LGBT rights.

    Several of Pence’s neighbors have friends who identify as members of the LGBT community, prompting an effort to show the vice president-elect their disagreement with his positions, The Hill reports.

    In 2006, Pence said that gay couples could signal "societal collapse." He has since opposed LGBT rights in the military, evidenced by his opposition to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Further, Pence has waffled on whether he supports ‘conversion therapy’ for those who identify in the LGBT community.

    ​"I have no idea what [Pence] will think about, but I hope he will change his mind," Ilse Heintzen, one of Pence’s neighbors, told ABC. Some half-a-dozen pride flags are currently hanging in the Chevy Chase neighborhood, according to reports.  

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    • marcanhalt
      Personally, if I were Pence, I would get the family new 'ranbow' pajamas and walk the neighborhood after dusk. Anyone seeing them would think they were the ones living in the flag-draped houses. Let the 'righteous' take over from there, and they will.

      Signed, Not a NEO NAZI bone in my body
    • Adrienne Adonis
      A half a dozen flags mean nothing. There are nut jobs everywhere. The majority of the people could not care less about LGBT
    • jas
      If the LGBT are serious about trying to persuade Pence, harassing him will only make him more determined that he is right about LGBT people. Welcome him to the neighborhood with a gift certificate for pizza or something. He bought tickets to Hamilton. He's a RINO. He won't be that difficult to win over.
    • Skippy !!!
      All created thanks to Obastard and his bastard boyfriend, OOPS, I mean wife!!! If flags should be torched, it should be from the filth that hang this abomination from there houses and them in it!!!
    • l.
      ehehe....soft terrorism will be consider as terrorism soon...
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