Marijuana and LGBTQ flags removed from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s office
HARRISBURG, Pa. —
There’s a fight over flags at the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
Flags supporting the legalization of marijuana and LGBTQ rights were removed this week from outside and inside Pennsylvania Lt Gov. John Fetterman’s office.
The state Department of General Services said it removed the flags because of a provision in a budget bill passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. The flags don’t qualify under the law to be displayed at the Capitol.
Fetterman said he’ll stop flying the flags when recreational marijuana is legalized and gay and transgender rights become protected under the law.
“To use state resources during a time of such upheaval to worry about two flags that I have hanging from my balcony seems odd,” Fetterman said.
The lieutenant governor said he’s not angry at the state workers who removed the flags because they’re caught in the middle of a political dispute.
Fetterman already put the flags back up once this week but they were taken down. A spokeswoman said he’ll probably put them back up again on Monday.