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Louisiana Lawmaker Wants to Ban LGBT Flags From Government Property

| by Michael Allen
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Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Andy Naquin wants to ban lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rainbow flags from being flown on government property in Lafayette, La.

Naquin told The Daily Advertiser he was contacted by a veteran who was upset that a rainbow flag was flying outside the Girard Park Recreational Center, which is owned by the city government.

Naquin quoted the veteran as saying: “The flying of this flag is a poke in the eye of a way of life.”

“Government flag poles really should be meant to fly only government flags,” Naquin told The Daily Advertiser.

The rainbow flag was flown at the Girard Park Recreational Center last week as LGBT activists celebrated National Pride month.

Amanda Kelley, president of the Acadiana OUTspoken Alliance, said that Naquin's proposed law seemed “like a violation of freedom of speech.”

Source: The Daily Advertiser