Pence neighbors in Aspen hang 'Make America Gay Again' banner

Pitkin County Deputy Kent Taylor on Friday helps guard the entrance to the home near Aspen where Vice President Mike Pence is staying

Pence neighbors in Aspen hang 'Make America Gay Again' banner

Gay activists placed a rainbow flag at the driveway of Vice President Michael Pence's Colorado home.

Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said one of his deputies was present when the man who lives in the home came out and first draped the banner over the stone pillar.

'He was real sheepish and thought he might be confronted by the Secret Service or deputies who'd tell him he couldn't do it, ' DiSalvo told the newspaper.

Pence has a long history of opposition to LGBTQ equality, including promoting conversion therapy, opposing funding to fight HIV/AIDS, opposing marriage equality, and promoting religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws.

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He said the man and other neighbours have been "really nice" to authorities.

The banners were hung by their daughters, and their action had the full support of their parents, Shannon Slade, a girlfriend of one of the daughters, who was also involved in the action, told the Aspen Times. The national uproar over the divisive bill, called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, prompted IN legislators to modify it by adding anti-discrimination protections.

As Indiana governor, he signed into law legislation that gives businesses the ability to discriminate against the LGBT community, according to the Post.

He has also been accused of being a proponent of "conversion therapy", a practice which purports to change individuals' sexual orientation via spiritual intervention.

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But in Aspen, Colo., this week, Vice President Mike Pence has something different posted between his vacation lodging and that of the people next door.

The New Yorker reported in October that Trump mocked Pence's religious and socially conservative beliefs and joked that the vice president wants to "hang" gays.

He and his wife, Karen Sue, are apparently staying in Aspen over the weekend and heading back to the Eagle County Airport on Monday.

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