Longshot LGBTQ Pride Flag Ban Gains GOP Supporters as President Biden Acknowledges Pride Month
House Republicans rallied support around a bill aimed at banning LGBTQ Pride flags from being flown at U.S. embassies worldwide as President Joe Biden offered the first acknowledgement of LGBTQ Pride month by the White House in half a decade on Tuesday.
Originally introduced in January, HR 85, more colloquially known as the Old Glory Only Act, seeks to forbid the flying of any flag other than the stars and stripes at all U.S. embassies and consulates. According to Forbes, the bill added three co-sponsors on June 1: Reps. Louie Gohmert, Rick Crawford and Brian Mast. They join other Freedom Caucus firebrands Reps. Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert as backers of the bill.
“The U.S. Flag is the preeminent symbol of American exceptionalism and should