Gay pride flag could prompt flag limit on government property in south La.

Gay Pride Flag with American Flag (Source: Google Images)
Gay Pride Flag with American Flag (Source: Google Images)

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A south Louisiana official says he's drafting a proposal to limit the types of flags that can be flown on government property after hearing complaints about a gay pride flag being hoisted temporarily in a local park.

Andy Naquin, a Lafayette City-Parish councilman, tells The Daily Advertiser that he was contacted by a military veteran who was offended that a gay pride group flew the rainbow flag on Lafayette Consolidated Government property.

Naquin says he agrees with the veteran. He also says he's working with the city-parish attorney on drafting an ordinance, but did not immediately discuss the matter with other council members.

Naquin expects the ordinance would allow the flying of only American, Louisiana and Acadian/Lafayette Consolidated Government flags, and possibly Mardi Gras flags, on government property.

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