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ADDED ON: 06/07/2021

The Pentagon Is Keeping Its Ban On The Pride Flag At Installations

06/06/2021 | NPR

The Pentagon confirmed Friday it will not allow rainbow pride flags to fly at military facilities in celebration of Pride Month. That fell in line with the Pentagon’s 2020 decision to permit only certain flags at Department of Defense installations. Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby told reporters the DOD chose not to make an exception to the existing flag policy after careful consideration. Along with the American flag, the current policy implemented under the Trump administration authorizes flags representing states and U.S. territories, military services, prisoners of war and missing in action, national flags of U.S. allies and a handful of others. “This in no way reflects any lack of respect or admiration for people of the LGBTQ+ community, personnel in and out of uniform who serve in this department,” Kirby said. “We’re proud of them.”

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