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US: County Office causes controversy by refusing to allow rainbow flags during gay pride

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 23 Jul 2013, 4:59pm

    So this sort of debunks the myth about freedom of expression outlined in the Constitution! It has more to do with limited freedom of expression in certain cases.

    1. This has nothing to do with freedom of expression. That right applies only to individuals, not to government employees.

      I would be happy to see rainbow flags flying as a result of a government approval. But it’s not up to individuals to express themselves contrary to the wishes of those with authority to make those choices.

      This is gay rights going into over drive and the insane orbit.

      New York has some anti discrimination laws that can be improved , has equal marriage, but imagine certain other flags you wouldn’t like.

  2. Interesting. The issue is “prior restraint,” which means that no officer of the government, acting in that capacity, may remove a flag or a poster or a newspaper if the placement is not a threat to public safety, or prevent or stop a speech if circumstances are legal.

    Rittler’s flag, outside his office, was no threat. The sheriff’s office broke the law by removing it. And it is a serious offense.


    History repeats it’s self .Say no to Homo-fascism .

    1. Is you surname Godwin by any chance?

  4. Those are human rights flags. What does it say about you, if you do not even want to fly them one week a year?

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