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New spending bill would bar State Department from flying BLM and pride flags at embassies

Posted on AllSides March 21st, 2024
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The new spending bill Congress is rushing to complete would prevent the State Department from flying gay rights or other politically charged flags at any facilities, including U.S. embassies.

Tucked inside the 1,012-page bill, which funds most government operations, is a provision limiting the department only to flying flags of the U.S. and its states, tribes and territories; official government agencies; foreign nations; and POW/MIA or hostage banners.

The move pushes back on the Biden administration, which had ruled that embassies could fly gay rights flags during June, or Pride...

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