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Report: Vice President Mike Pence’s Aspen-area neighbors hung ‘Make America Gay Again’ sign
Vice President Mike Pence’s neighbors hung a “Make America Gay Again” banner outside his Aspen-area residence, according to a report published on Friday.
The neighbors posted the words, which were written on a rainbow flag, on a stone pillar that sits at the end of the driveways to both homes, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Buglione told The Aspen Times.
Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said that when a man who lives in one of the homes hung the banner, the Secret Service didn’t stop him.
“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,” DiSalvo said. “When they said, ‘We’re not here to control your free speech rights,’ they came out with chili and began feeding them.”
He continued: “They’ve been really nice to us.”
Pence arrived in Aspen on Tuesday, according to the report.
VP @mike_pence is staying in a house near #Aspen on vacation. His neighbors have a colorful message for him. https://t.co/Ldef4h1G8U via @JasonAuslander pic.twitter.com/PzWqmN9Iml
— Aspen Times (@TheAspenTimes) December 30, 2017
Pence is a Christian conservative who, as governor of Indiana, attempted to amend the state’s constitution to ban same-sex marriages in 2014. But Democrats, along with traditionally right-leaning business organizations, rallied against the change.
Back in 2010, then-Rep. Pence also criticized efforts to repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” the federal policy banning openly gay Americans from serving in the military.
Regardless of what you think of VP Mike Pence, this is truly the stupidest shit ever. If you’re gay you’re gay regardless of whom the President is. And furthermore, America was NEVER entirely gay.