By: KDKA-TV News Team
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Lieutenant Governor and Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman says he marks the start of Pride Month by “technically breaking a law” and displaying pride flags from the balcony of his office in Harrisburg .
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Fetterman calls a provision adopted by Republicans last year to ban unauthorized flags on Capitol Hill grounds a “direct response” to his LGBTQIA + flags.
Happy # Pride2021 !
This flag from my office is technically breaking a law. Yet it is perfectly legal to discriminate against the LGBTQIA + community in PA.
This must change.
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We must * never * stop claiming equal protection under the law in Pennsylvania. 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ pic.twitter.com/3gqN8ByA0r
– John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) June 1, 2021
“This flag from my office is technically breaking a law. Yet it is perfectly legal to discriminate against the LGBTQIA + community in PA, ”Fetterman tweeted. “This has to change.”
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Fetterman’s campaign touts his record as an LGBTQIA + ally, claiming he broke the law by celebrating the first gay marriage in Allegheny County. He says he officiated over two dozen more same-sex marriages before the ban was overturned.