Vice President Mike Pence’s Christmas vacation in Aspen, Colorado got soured after residents living near the home where Pence and his family are staying for the holidays posted a rainbow “Make America Gay Again” banner.
The neighbors placed a rainbow flag with the words “Make America Gay Again” at the end of the driveway to both houses, the Aspen Times reports.
The banner was hung by the daughters of the homeowners — and one of their girlfriends.
“You couldn’t miss it,” Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Buglione explained.
Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo told The Times that a deputy from his office was there when a man came out and hung the banner.
“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,” he said of the couple.
#Aspen neighbors to VP @mike_pence — Make America Gay Again. Couple hangs banner outside shared driveway. https://t.co/Ldef4h1G8U via @JasonAuslander #LBGT pic.twitter.com/x3EctSJsOB
— Aspen Times (@TheAspenTimes) December 29, 2017
Pence is well-known for his conservative views on homosexuality. He supported a 2006 amendment that would have defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. He also said at the time that legalizing same-sex marriage would create a “societal collapse.”
President Trump also reportedly said that Pence wants to “hang all gay people.”