This tweet is somewhat misleading. A few paragraphs into the article being cited in the tweet: “Although the pride flag can and is being flown elsewhere on embassy grounds, including inside embassies and on exterior walls, the decision not to allow it on the official flagpole…”
2. While it would be nice to have the pride flag on the “official flagpole” but there is no “ban” on flying the 🌈 flag on exterior walls and elsewhere on embassy grounds. I suspect this may have something to do with arcane rules on what can be flown on “official flagpoles”.
3. The American embassy in South Korea (a US ally) is facing backlash from the country’s conservative and Christian groups for displaying a Pride flag on its building. This may have led to the State Department requiring permissions for flags other than the Stars and Stripes.
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