Neighbors across the street from a house in Aspen, Colo., where Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, remain to be draped with a rainbow banner that said: “Make America Gay.’
It has been said that ” good fences make good neighbors. But in Aspen, Colo., this week, Vice President Mike Pence who has written something else in between holiday accommodation to and the people next door.
Specifically, it’s a rainbow read the banner “Make America Gay.” It appeared on a stone pillar in front of the house, where Pence and his wife are staying in this week.
The daughters of the couple across the street and one of her friends draped allegedly the rainbow flag on the pillar, while a Pitkin County deputy and Secret Service members were in the vicinity, the Aspen Times reported. The stone pillar is located at the end of the driveway between two houses.
According to the times, the Secret Service agents were not, in spite of it, when the women draped the banner over the column, to tell you, “We are here to control your right to freedom of expression.”
VP @mike_pence of staying in a house in the vicinity of #Aspen for the holidays. His neighbors have a colorful message for him. https://t.co/Ldef4h1G8U via @Jason Auslander pic.twitter.com/PzWqmN9Iml
— Aspen Times (@TheAspenTimes) December 30, 2017
The women reportedly was less then anxious, and, later on, brought them out, chili and corn muffins for the deputies and Secret Service agents who were stationed at the foot of the driveway.
While the Governor of Indiana, Pence signed legislation that critics say encourages discrimination against gays and lesbians, has been against the repeal of the U.S. military’s former “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and once likened the equality in the marriage to “social collapse” — positions that put him in conflict with the LGBTQ community.
Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said he is in favor of free speech and the Aspen has a long history of disrespect when it came to powerful people, who visit the area.
The Pence family came to Aspen on Tuesday and was expected to leave in the next week.