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House Republicans Introduced Bill To Ban Blm Flag From Consular Buildings

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Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced the Stars and Stripes Act of 2021, which is designed to prohibit certain “political” flags, like the Black Lives Matter flag, from flying at diplomatic and consular posts around the world.

This comes after the State Department issued a memo declaring support for the term “Black Lives Matter” ahead of the May 25 anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.

The memo permits American diplomats to fly the Black Lives Matter flag outside of embassies, FOX News confirmed.

Blinkin previously authorized embassies to fly the LGBTQ pride flag from May 17 through the end of June, which is also Pride month.

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, who authored the bill, said it was “inappropriate for President Biden and Secretary Blinken to authorize and encourage the display of inherently political flags that are in no… (Read more)

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