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.”
Residents on NW Washington Street where VP Elect Pence is renting a house are sending him a symbolic message. More residents may hang flags pic.twitter.com/fldYsMoP6i— Suzanne Kennedy (@ABC7Suzanne) November 30, 2016
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.