Vice President-elect Mike Pence was welcomed to his new neighborhood in Washington, D.C., in the most colorful way possible.
Several residents on NW Washington Street have hung rainbow flags outside their homes to show their displeasure with Pence’s past views and policies regarding the LGBTQ community, ABC7 reported.
Past Pence views have included him saying that opposing gay marriage was “God’s idea.” In 2007, he opposed a law that would have banned LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace, saying the law “wages war on freedom and religion in the workplace.” He was also against the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal because he didn’t want the military to be “a back drop for social experimentation.”
Hanging the rainbow flag was “a respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his thinking,” Pence neighbor Ilse Heintzen told ABC7. “I hope he will change his mind.”
Pence will live in the NW Washington Street rental until he moves into the vice presidential mansion on the Naval Observatory grounds after the Jan. 20 inauguration.