A bill introduced by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to keep embassies abroad from waving rainbow flags in concert with the Stars and Stripes.
According to LifeSiteNews, the Old Glory Act to prevent official government buildings from promoting LGBT pride, as former President Barack Obama did following the Obergerfell ruling, is being pushed by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC).
The bill does not single out LGBT flags; it bans any flag that is not the American flag. As of Friday, it has 26 cosponsors, all Republicans.
“The United States flag is the single greatest symbol of freedom the world has ever known, and there’s no reason for anything but Old Glory to be flying over our embassies and posts around the globe,” Duncan told the Washington Examiner.
While President Trump’s administration could hardly be called friendly to social conservatives in this area, it has taken significant efforts to curtail the Obama administration’s open LGBTQ advocacy. The White House has refused to recognize pride month and also deleted special LGBT material from government websites.
Given the intense gridlock facing Congress, it is doubtful a bill like this will make it to the president’s desk any time soon.