A city in Michigan has banned LGBTQ+ Pride flags from being displayed on public property.

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This means that people are not allowed to put up these flags on poles that are owned by the city.

What Does The  LGBTQ+ Pride Flag Represent?

The Rainbow Pride Flag symbolizes the LGBTQ+ community and represents making space for all humans on all spectrums. It is a way of showing support for people who identify as LGBTQ+

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It is a way of showing support for people who identify as LGBTQ+.

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The flag was designed in 1978 by artist and gay rights activist Gilbert Baker.

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The colors of the flag reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and the spectrum of human sexuality and gender.

Hamtramck City Council Votes To Ban LBGTQ+ Pride Flags On Public Property

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The decision was made after a long, heated meeting that raised questions about discrimination, religion, and the city's reputation for welcoming newcomers.

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The Hamtramck City Council voted unanimously on the resolution, which also prohibits the display and flying of flags with racist and political views.

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Some members of the council said that the Pride flag clashes with the beliefs of some members of their faith.

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However, businesses and residents are still allowed to display the Pride flag on their own property.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Twitter
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The ban has caused controversy, with some people saying that it sends a message of discrimination.

Others argue that the city is simply respecting the religious rights of its citizens.

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