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Mike Pence moves to Chevy Chase, and neighbors respond with rainbow flags

No statement from Pence yet on the quiet protest

FARMVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 04: Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence speaks during the Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University.
Photo via Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla

Late last week, it was revealed that Vice President-elect Mike Pence is temporarily renting a single-family home in Washington, D.C.’s Northwest neighborhood, Chevy Chase. In response to this move, residents in the neighborhood have begun hanging over half a dozen rainbow flags on their properties to protest Pence’s policies on LGBTQ rights.

Ilse Heintzen, a Chevy Chase resident, told WJLA that the flags are “a respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his thinking.”

Pence has yet to make a statement in regards to the flags in the neighborhood.

The rental that Pence is currently living in comes with five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms across 2500 square feet of space. Until January, Pence will serve the remainder of his term as the governor of Indiana in the $6,000 per month residence until his eventual move to the Naval Observatory.

Mike Pence Has Rented A Home In Chevy Chase [DCist]

Vice President-elect Pence temporarily moves into Northwest Washington neighborhood [WJLA]

Pride flags pop up in VP-elect Pence's temporary Northwest D.C. neighborhood [WJLA]