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Florida GOP Lawmaker Targets Political Flag Displays

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A House Republican on Monday filed a proposal that would prevent local governments, schools, and colleges from flying flags that represent “a political viewpoint,” including flags related to “sexual orientation and gender” or race.

Rep. David Borrero, R-Sweetwater, filed the bill (HB 901) for consideration during the 2024 legislative session, starting Jan. 9.

Under the proposal, local governments, public schools, colleges, and universities would be barred from displaying flags that represent political viewpoints, including “a politically partisan, racial, sexual orientation and gender, or political ideology viewpoint.”

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That could include LGBTQ pride flags. Equality Florida, an LGBTQ advocacy organization, criticized the bill.

“If conservative lawmakers won’t stop trying to erase us, we won’t stop showing up to oppose them,” the group said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

A Senate version of the bill had not been filed as of mid-day Monday.

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