NBC News reports:
The latest front line in the free speech war is a balcony in the Pennsylvania state Capitol — and it’s being fought over marijuana and rainbow flags. The flags belong to Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a tattooed 6-foot-8 Democrat considering a run for Senate next year, who hung the pro-legalization green leaf and LGBTQ rights flags from the balcony of his office, which overlooks the state Capitol’s front steps and much of downtown Harrisburg.
Republicans, who control the Legislature, quietly tucked a provision to ban unauthorized flags on Capitol grounds into an omnibus budget bill that passed late last year. State employees removed the flags from Fetterman’s balcony earlier this week and left them folded in his office. Fetterman quickly replaced the flags in defiance of the law and says he’ll continue to do so if they’re taken down again until the state legalizes marijuana and outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Read the full article. As you may recall, Fetterman first came to our attention in 2013 when as a small town mayor he defied state law and performed a same-sex wedding. Fetterman last week floated a run for the US Senate.
So, they took them back down again. I’d *much* rather have Pennsylvania go national *for* enacting LGBTQIA+ 🏳️🌈 protections and legalizing weed instead of this. https://t.co/az1w42qPKE
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) January 29, 2021