Mike Pence Defends Barring Pride Flags At US Embassies

Headline Roundup June 11th, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence confirms that the State Department says that only the American flag should fly at US embassies, not the pride flag.

Mike Pence Defends Barring Pride Flags At US Embassies

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State Department, pride flag

Vice President Mike Pence voiced support Monday for the Trump administration's move to prohibit U.S. embassies from flying the rainbow pride flag on their flagpoles during LGBTQ Pride Month, telling NBC News that "it's the right decision."

In an interview with White House correspondent Kristen Welker, Pence confirmed an exclusive report from NBC News that said the State Department had rejected requests from at least four U.S. embassies to fly the flag during June. Pence said he was aware the State Department had said the American flag was the only...

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In a Monday evening television interview, Vice President Mike Pence confirmed reports that American embassies had been banned from flying the pride flag on their embassy flagpoles.

In an interview with NBC News, Pence said, “I’m aware that the State Department indicated that on the flagpole of our American embassies that one flag should fly, and that’s the American flag, and I support that."

The Trump administration came under fire at the beginning of June for allegedly banning U.S. embassies from flying the pride flag. American diplomats told NBC...

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Vice President Mike Pence on Monday confirmed that the Trump administration denied requests from U.S. embassies around the world to display a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month.

"I'm aware that the State Department indicated that on the flag pole of our American embassies that one flag should fly, and that's the American flag, and I support that," Pence told NBC News in an interview released Monday.

Pence's remarks come days after the news outlet first reported that the Trump administration was rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly...

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