Louisiana Lawmaker to Ban Rainbow Pride Flags from Public Buildings

Andy Naquin (Right). Image via Facebook

Andy Naquin (Right). Image via Facebook

As cities all over the country hoisted their rainbow flags in support of LGBT Pride month last month, one Republican was busy drafting a bill to prevent the use of the rainbow flag on all government buildings. City-Parish Councilam Andy Naquin of Lafayette, LA. plans on introducing an ordinance that would ban rainbow flags from flying high for Pride month. “Government flagpoles really should be meant to fly only government flags,” Naquin said. Naquin is currently working with other lawmakers to draft legislation that would only allow the  American, Louisiana, and Lafayette Consolidated Government flags to be used. “That, to me, seems like a violation of freedom of speech,” Amanda Kelley, president of LGBT advocacy group Acadiana OUTspoken Alliancesaid. “(The flag) wasn’t intended to insult or hurt anyone.” [DN]

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