It’s suggested that good fencings make good neighbors. But in Aspen, Colo ., this week, Vice President Mike Pence has something different posted between his vacation lodging and that of the people next door.
Specifically, it’s a rainbow banner speaking “Make America Gay Again.” It appeared on a stone pillar in front of the house where Pence and his wife are abiding this week.
The daughters of the couple across the street and one of their lovers reportedly wrap the rainbow flag on the pillar while a Pitkin County deputy and Secret Service members stood nearby, the Aspen Times reported. The stone pillar is situated at the end of the driveway between the two residences.
According to the Times, the Secret Service negotiators were unfazed when the women draped the banner over the pillar, telling them, “We’re not here to ensure your free speech rights.”
The dames supposedly grew less cowardly afterward, and later brought forward chili and corn muffins for the province members of parliament and Secret services operators who were stationed at the hoof of the driveway.
While governor of Indiana, Pence indicated legislative measures that critics said spurred discrimination against lesbian parties, has now been defended cancelling the U.S. military’s onetime “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and formerly likened wedlock equality to “societal collapse” — postures that have placed him at odds with the LGBTQ community.
Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said he is in favor of free speech and that Aspen has a long history of impertinence when it came to potent people seeing the area.
The Pence family arrived to Aspen on Tuesday and were expected to leave next week.