'Make America Gay Again' banner hung near VP Pence's Aspen home

31 December, 2017, 02:10 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Pitkin County Deputy Kent Taylor on Friday helps guard the entrance to the home near Aspen where Vice President Mike Pence is staying

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have spent the past week at their residence in Aspen, Colorado.

Mike Pence's neighbors in Aspen, Colorado just trolled the anti-LGBT Vice President with a rainbow banner that reads "Make America Gay Again".

The banner was draped on a stone pillar located at the end of the driveways to Pence's home and that of a cheeky neighbour, the Aspen Times reported.

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Pitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Buglione told The Aspen Times that the sign was set up on Wednesday and continued to hang on Thursday.

This isn't the first time that Pence has been greeted with LGBT pride messages.

In January, LGBTQ protesters held a "queer dance party" outside a home where Pence was staying in Washington, D.C. shortly after Trump's inauguration.

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As governor of IN, IN 2015, Pence signed a bill called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that "essentially legalized discrimination against homosexuals by businesses IN the state", the New Yorker reported.

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. The bill, called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, led to a national protest.

"[The neighbor] was real sheepish and thought [they] might be confronted by the Secret Service or deputies who'd tell [them they] couldn't do it", DiSalvo told The Aspen Times. Over the years, he has actively supported legislation against marriage equality, has said being gay is a choice, has voted against discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, has supported conversion therapy, and said that gay couples and marriage equality signals "societal collapse". As a Representative for IN, he voted against a bill banning discrimination against homosexuals.

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"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. The state went to Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

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