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'Make America Gay Again' sign greets Pence in Colorado

31 December 2017

In December, residents in the affluent Washington neighborhood of Chevy Chase hoisted rainbow flags outside their homes following news that Pence, then newly elected, would live there temporarily before moving to the vice president's residence at the Naval Observatory.

According to CNN, the neighbors hung a rainbow flag with the words "Make America Gay Again" on a stone pillar that borders the end of the driveway to the two homes.

"After being told, 'We're not here to control your free speech rights", the couple came out with chili and corn muffins and began feeding the agents, Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said. According to Mike Pence gay is a choice, and he has said keeping gays from marrying is not discrimination but an enforcement of "God's idea". He added that Secret Service agents were not fazed by the sign.

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Pence has described himself as a "Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order".

As Indiana governor, Pence signed into law a controversial bill that advocates said would allow businesses to discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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He has also been accused of being a proponent of "conversion therapy", a practice which purports to change individuals' sexual orientation via spiritual intervention.

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'Make America Gay Again' sign greets Pence in Colorado