Richmond Fed Won’t Fly Gay-Pride Flag in ’12
RICHMOND, Va. – The Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond will not fly a rainbow flag in recognition of Gay Pride Month next year, as it did back in June.
The bank’s display of the flag drew complaints from social conservatives, including Del. Bob Marshall. The Prince William County Republican wrote bank officials demanding the flag be removed, but it remained in place until the end of the month.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that bank employees received an internal memo last Friday defending the decision to fly the flag, but saying future recognitions of Gay Pride Month will not be so publicly visible. The memo was signed by bank President Jeff Lacker and First Vice President Sally Green.