Vice President Mike Pence may be in for an uncomfortable sight the next time he visits his vacation lodge in Aspen.
His neighbor has hung from a stone pillar in front of Pence’s house a banner that says, “Make America Gay Again.” The stone pillar is located at the end of the driveway between the two homes.
According to the Aspen Times, the daughters of the couples across the street as well as one of their girlfriends hung the banner on the stone pillar. A Pitkin County deputy and Secret Service members stood by and watched.
Fox News reported that the Secret Service agents stood unfazed while the women draped the banner over the pillar. One of the agents said, “We’re not here to control your free speech rights.”
After that, the women became less timid. They even brought out chili and cornbread for the deputies and Secret Service agents stationed at the foot of the driveway.
Pence’s legislation in the past has placed him at odds with the LGBT community. While governor of Indiana, he signed a law that may seem discriminatory to gay people, according to his critics.
He’s also opposed repealing the U.S. military’s former “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. In addition, he’s spoken publicly about his view of marriage—that marriage equality could lead to “societal collapse.”
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