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Candidate Biden said he’d overturn the Pentagon ban on Pride flags. Will President Biden do it?

Last year, the Pentagon instituted a ban on “unofficial flags” that was aimed at Confederate flags on military bases. But in true Trumpian fashion, the ban also covered Pride flags. Then-candidate Joe Biden promised that he would overturn the ban on Pride flags if he was elected.

Last Friday, the Pentagon announced that it was keeping the ban on Pride flags in place. So what about Biden’s campaign promise? Banning the Confederate flag from military installations was long overdue. Banning the LGBTQ Pride flag — the very symbol of diversity and inclusion — is undeniably wrong. The Pentagon should ensure it is authorized, or as President, I will. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 19, 2020 Unfortunately, the unmet promise comes at a time when the Biden administration is having a somewhat mixed Pride month. While the administration has taken dramatic steps to undo the damage done by the Trump administration, it also has had its share of more questionable moments this month.

Besides the Pentagon’s ban on the Pride flag, the Department of Justice announced that it would defend Christian schools accused of anti-LGBTQ bias . The move was surprising for a number of reasons, including its coinciding with […]

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