WH Vows Repeal Of Ban On Pride Flags At Embassies

Bloomberg News reports:

The White House criticized congressional Republicans for adding a ban on US embassies’ flying the LGBTQ pride flag to a government funding bill, saying it abused the budget process and that President Joe Biden will work for its repeal. House Speaker Mike Johnson promoted the flag restriction as a win for Republicans during negotiations that led to a $1.2 trillion funding deal early Saturday, which averted a government shutdown. Biden signed the bill hours later.

“President Biden believes it was inappropriate to abuse the process that was essential to keep the government open by including this policy targeting LGBTQI+ Americans,” a White House spokesperson said in a statement. The administration fought the inclusion of the policy and “will continue to work with members of Congress to find an opportunity to repeal it,” according to the statement.

Read the full article. Right wing sites and homocons such as the one seen below have falsely claimed all week that Biden supported the ban.