The residents who live next to the Colorado home where Vice President Mike Pence is vacationing with his family for the Christmas holiday put up a rainbow “Make America Gay Again” banner. They put the banner on a brick pillar that is at the end of both homes’ driveways, reports the Aspen Times.
“You couldn’t miss it,” Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Buglione said about the sign that was reportedly hung by the daughters of the couple who live there. The people who live next door apparently were a bit anxious about hanging the banner right in front of the law enforcement and Secret Service officers stationed there. “He was real sheepish and thought he might be confronted by the Secret Service or deputies who’d tell him he couldn’t do it,” Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo told journalists. “When they said, ‘We’re not here to control your free speech rights,’ they came out with chili and began feeding them.”
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Pence, who says he is a “Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order” is well known for his anti-marriage equality and anti-gay views. In 2006, he came out in support of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman. He dishonestly denied that he was discriminating against gays, only saying that the homophobic hatred was an enforcement of “God’s ideas”. A recent The New Yorker piece claims Trump once stated that Pence “wants to hang” all gay people.