Pence's Colorado neighbors hang 'Make America Gay Again' sign



Pitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Buglione told the newspaper the couple living in the house first thought the Secret Service or law enforcement might question the family's right to hang the flag, but they weren't stopped.

Protesters showed up the following month, dancing their way through the neighborhood and to the house Pence had rented ahead of the inauguration.

While governor of Indiana, Pence signed legislation that critics said encouraged discrimination against gay people, has previously opposed repealing the US military's former "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and once likened marriage equality to "societal collapse" - positions that have placed him at odds with the LGBTQ community. The national uproar over the divisive bill, called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, prompted IN legislators to modify it by adding anti-discrimination protections.

He has also been accused of being a proponent of "conversion therapy", a practice which purports to change individuals' sexual orientation via spiritual intervention.

A Wall Street Journal story published Friday claimed Pence's Great America Committee is already handing out campaign cash to GOP candidates who support President Donald Trump.

Hunt continues for person of interest in a triple homicide
The neighbor called 911 and officers were deployed to the scene, but Dalton had already fled by the time authorities arrived. John Dalton Jr., the suspect in Tuesday night's triple homicide in north Omaha , has been arrested by the U.S.

In 2007, Pence spoke against a bill that would protect gays and lesbians from discrimination in the workplace. The bill, called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, led to a national protest.

"Pence's Christian conservative views are so well known that the New Yorker reported back in October that the president once joked that Pence 'Want to hang" gay people.

In Aspen, the banner didn't seem to cause tension. He also told The Aspen Times that the couple who live in the home brought chili and corn muffins to deputies and Secret Service agents posted at the foot of the driveway.

Aspen is a community that strongly supported Hillary Clinton in her 2016 presidential bid. Clinton also won Colorado with a almost 3 percent lead. The state went to Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.