Mike Pence's neighbors put up a clever banner to protest his homophobia

Trevor Jackson
December 31, 2017

Pence and his wife, Karen, arrived in the area on Tuesday.

Vice President Mike Pence and his family are spending the holidays near Aspen, Colorado, and on Friday, they received a message from their neighbors.

The banner was hung by the daughters of the homeowners - and one of their girlfriends.

The daughters said that they were nervous at first when they went to a stone pillar at the end of their driveway to put up the sign because of the Pitkin County deputies and Secret Service agents in front of the house the Pences are staying in.

Pence is a Christian conservative who, as governor of IN, attempted to amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriages IN 2014. Pence also as a history of opposing the LGBT community.

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In November 2016, residents of a northwest Washington, D.C. street greeted the then-vice-president-elect with rainbow-coloured flags when he briefly moved into their block.

Pence is opposed to same-sex marriage, and in 2015, as in governor, he signed a "religious freedom" bill allowing businesses and individuals to refuse services and discriminate against LGBT people. Pence said on the House floor that he feared the bill "could have a chilling effect on the religious expression and religious freedom of millions of Americans". The national uproar over the divisive bill, called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, prompted IN legislators to modify it by adding anti-discrimination protections. But the provisions only applied to some of the most liberal cities in the state, which already had protections in place, according to the Post.

Since entering the White House, Pence has been less outspoken but in October a shocking report claimed President Trump once joked that the Vice President "wants to hang" all gay people.

Deputy Buglione explained the homeowners brought chili and corn muffins to the deputies and Secret Service agents who were posted.

Aspen is a community that strongly supported Hillary Clinton in her 2016 presidential bid.

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