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'Make America Gay Again' sign hung outside Mike Pence's home
The US Vice President was given a pointed welcome by residents in Aspen, Colorado.
2017-12-31

Mike Pence's Colorado neighbours made sure to give the US Vice President a warm welcome at his holiday home in Aspen this week after hanging a 'Make American Gay Again' sign outside his home.

Some local residents made their stance on equality clear as they hung a rainbow flag bearing the slogan outside the house where the notoriously anti-gay evangenlical politician has been staying with his wife ovr the holidays.

"You couldn't miss it", Pitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Buglione told The Aspen Times of the flag, which was draped over the stone pillars outside the gateway to Pence's house.

Buglione added that one of his deputies had been present when a man staying in one of the neighbouring homes came to the end of the driveway to put the flag up.

"He was real sheepish and thought he might be confronted by the Secret Service or deputies who'd tell him he couldn't do it," DiSalvo said.

"When they said, 'We're not here to control your free speech rights,' they came out with chili and began feeding them.

"They've been really nice to us."

Durng his years in public office, former Indiana Governor Pence has opposed anti-LGBT discrimination legislation, same-sex marriage, and inclusive transgender bathroom policies.

Meanwhile, it was recently alleged that US President Donald Trump once joked that Pence wanted to "hang all gay people".