CANADA: Straight Pride Flag Roils Small Town [VIDEO]

CTV News reports:

The man who petitioned the government of a small village in New Brunswick to raise a ‘straight pride’ flag says he’s disappointed the flag was later taken down. “Why should I not be allowed to fly my flag?” Glenn Bishop told CTV Atlantic. “That’s disgraceful. This is discrimination against straight people.”

The flag was raised Sunday, next to a main road in Chipman, N.B. It was lowered Monday following a swift public outcry. Bishop said he headed for the flagpole as soon as he heard about the lowering. He was confronted by several people who had been hoping the flag would be taken down.

“There’s no such thing as straight pride; we’ve always been accepted,” one woman told him. “When they flew their flag for six days, there was nothing said about it,” Bishop responded. Bishop said he was shocked at the reaction his flag received, adding that he is considering taking legal action against the village.

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