タミーブルース: Federal Request to fly gay pride flags at courthouses 'reinforces tribalism'

Internal emails obtained by Fox News showed the forwarding of this request to staff within the GSA – the federal agency that provides for and manages the basic support services, real estate and communications for the various parts of the federal government.

ブルース slammed the move, speaking as someone in the LGBT community, and saying that the omnipresence of the gay pride flag this time of year is more divisive than it is uniting.

My feeling initially about this as a gay woman is, we see in June the gay pride flag is everywhere: I have always been concerned because I love the American flag, that this is a dynamic that reinforces tribalism,” 彼女は言いました.

It reinforces this notion that well, there is the American flagbut here is who you are. This is your flag; it’s a separate entity within this framework.

The request comes weeks after the Biden administration asked for the Black Lives Matter banner to be flown or hung at U.S. embassies abroad; which was met with mixed reviews by the public.

In response to the latest demand from the Biden administration, Independent Women’s Law Center director Jennifer Braceras claimed the move was even more egregious than the BLM order – in that it ran against the federal separation of powers.

This particular request came from the executive branch to the judicial branch,” Braceras said. “I think it’s awfully bold that some bureaucrats at the GSA or political advisers in the Biden administration think they have the power to tell federal judges what flags to display.

Braceras remarked that judges symbolically wear black robes to demonstrate that they are impartial and unencumbered by partisan or sectarian influences.

The judiciary is a co-equal branch of government. They do not report to bureaucrats in the executive branch. And they don’t have to put out flags that they don’t want to,” 彼女は言いました.

Federal judges are supposed to be neutral arbiters of disputes – and federal courthouses shouldn’t be used as billboards to celebrate any particular cause or group or holiday, whether that’s breast cancer awareness month, whether that’s supporting the troops, or Black Lives Matter or the pride flag, or Saint Patrick’s Day.

5月に 25, leaked documents showed Biden’s administration issued guidance to allDiplomatic and Consular postsasking for them to fly the BLM flag to commemorate the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.

In Congress, several Republicans including Reps. ジョージア州のマージョリーテイラーグリーン, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina and Rick Crawford of Arkansas signed onto theOnly Old Glory Act,” a bill that would prohibit flying the pride flag at U.S. Embassies.

Duncan, the bill’s sponsor, 宣言 それ “no other flag or symbol can portray our American valuesthan the Star-Spangled Banner.

先週, when the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in バチカン市 affixed a pride flag on its exterior, Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts called it apolitical stunt” そして wondered aloud on Twitter whether the White House would similarly hold the Catholic ideals offamily and freedom of consciencein the same high regard, given the embassy’s location.

ザ・ Defense Department, しかしながら, will not allow the Pride flag to be flown at installations under its purview, Pentagon spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby, Ret., said last week.

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