LGBTQ pride flag will not be hoisted on military bases: The Pentagon | Donald Trump News
Decided to maintain Trump’s policy, which also effectively prohibits the hoisting of the Confederate flag on US military installations.
The Pentagon said on Friday that it will not exceptionally allow U.S. military installations The rainbow pride flag was hoisted in June, which is consistent with the policy established by former President Donald Trump, which restricted the types of flags that can be hoisted at the base.
Earlier this week, President Joe Biden stated that nearly 1,500 people appointed by his federal agencies were identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and cool in an announcement celebrating the beginning of Pride Month for the LGBTQ community. child.
In July 2020, Trump’s Pentagon Release policy authorization Only certain flags were hoisted on military installations, and it was considered that the then Secretary of Defense Mark Esper issued a de facto ban on the display of Confederate flags, without special mention.
“There will be no exceptions this month Proud flag,” said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.
He said the decision was made because exceptions may open the door to other challenges for the rules established in July last year.
“This in no way reflects a lack of respect or admiration for people [from] This LGBTQ+ The community, the uniformed people who serve in this department,” Kirby added. “We are proud of them. “
A 2015 study by the RAND Corporation found that 5.8% of service personnel were identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual.
On the first day Biden took office, he signed an executive order instructing federal agencies Protect LGBTQ people According to all federal laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. Biden also lifted the ban on public enlistment and military service for transgender people.
The Biden White House also revoked the order Trump issued at the time-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Holding high the pride flag, some US embassies, including India and Australia, are emphasizing their support for LGBTQ people.