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Evers Orders Gay Pride Flag To Fly Over State Capitol

Governor First Ordered Flag Raised In June 2019

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A rainbow flag flies over the state Capitol in recognition of "Pride Month"
Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order to fly a rainbow flag over the state Capitol for the remainder of June 2019 in recognition of “Pride Month.” Laurel White/WPR

Gov. Tony Evers has ordered a rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride to be flown over the state Capitol for the second time in state history.

The flag was raised over the East Wing of the capitol building Friday and will fly until sunset on Tuesday, June 30.

In June 2019, Evers issued an executive order to raise the flag above the Capitol in recognition of “Pride Month.”

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Evers said in the order that the rainbow flag has become an important symbol for the LGBTQ community

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