Mike Pence's Aspen Neighbors Hang Up 'Make America Gay Again' Sign

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Vice President Mike Pence and his family are spending the holidays near Aspen, Colorado, and on Friday, they received a message from their neighbors. Pence and his wife, Karen, arrived in the area on Tuesday.

A rainbow flag with the words "Make America Gay Again" was posted at the end of the driveway to both houses, the Aspen Times reports.

The banners were hung by their daughters, and their action had the full support of their parents, Shannon Slade, a girlfriend of one of the daughters, who was also involved in the action, told the Aspen Times.

When Pence announced he was temporarily moving to the affluent Chevy Chase neighborhood in Washington, D.C., residents there posted rainbow flags outside their homes.

Pence, who has often described himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order", has a long history of opposing same-sex marriage and other policies that provide equal protections to members of the LGBT community.

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While governor of Indiana, Pence signed legislation that critics said encouraged discrimination against gay people, has previously opposed repealing the USA military's former "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy and once likened marriage equality to "societal collapse" - positions that have placed him at odds with the LGBTQ community. The bill caused national outrage and IN lawmakers were eventually pressured into including some anti-discrimination protections amid threats of companies boycotting the state.

The New Yorker reported in October that Trump mocked Pence's religious and socially conservative beliefs and joked that the vice president wants to "hang" gays.

Pence once said societal collapse "was always brought about following an advent of the deterioration of marriage and family", according to Time magazine.

'He was real sheepish and thought he might be confronted by the Secret Service or deputies who'd tell him he couldn't do it, ' DiSalvo told the newspaper. Barack Obama also led the state in 2008 and 2012.

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