WASHINGTON , D.C. — (06-11-19) — Vice President Mike Pence defended his anti-LGBT stance on banning PRIDE Flags on U.S. Embassy flagpoles in an interview with NBC News.
On Monday, Pence said that the Trump administration’s decision to prohibit U.S. embassies from flying the rainbow PRIDE flag on their flagpoles during LGBTQ Pride Month, was the right decision.
Vice President Pence Defends Ban on U.S. Embassies Flying Rainbow Flag during PRIDE Month
In an interview with White House correspondent Kristen Welker, Pence confirmed that the State Department had rejected requests from at least four U.S. embassies to fly the Rainbow PRIDE flag during June.
“As the president said on the night we were elected, we’re proud to be able to serve every American,” Pence said when pressed about what he would say to the LGBTQ community that feels the decision runs counter to President Donald Trump celebrating pride month in a tweet.
“We both feel that way very passionately, but when it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies, and capitals around the world, one American flag flies,” said the vice president.
Ironic how Trump can tweet a message of support for PRIDE Month and then the next day, ban our Embassies from recognizing PRIDE month by hanging the Rainbow Flag.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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