Pennsylvania Capitol only flew the Pride flag for a couple hours before a Republican bill forced it down
It took only a few hours for an LGBT+ Pride flag hung from the Pennsylvania Capitol to celebrate Pride Month to be ripped down by a Republican bill.
John Fetterman, the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, tricked out the balcony of his state Capitol office with the rainbow flag on Tuesday (1 June).
A small act, the longtime ally told ABC News, that he did to show solidarity with queer people – which he feels Republicans often treat as “second-class” citizens.
But as quickly as the flag was hoisted up, Republicans dragged it back down. The GOP-controlled legislature forced state staffers to take down the flag for not being approved by lawmakers.
Republicans had the power to do this due to a provision passed last year that bans flags not approved