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Governor Evers to fly rainbow flag at Capitol in honor of Pride month

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Posted at 7:52 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 20:52:50-04

MADISON — Governor Tony Evers announced Friday that he would be flying a rainbow flag at the state Capitol in Madison in honor of Pride month.

Evers raised the flag at 1 p.m. on Friday, and will lower it at sunset on June 30. This is the second year the flag has flown over the capitol, the first time being in 2019.

“Wisconsin is a proud state that recognizes that diversity makes our communities and our state stronger,” said Gov. Evers. “I am proud to once again celebrate the diversity and resiliency of the LGBTQ community this Pride Month and to share this symbol of our commitment to continue to do the work needed to create a more equitable, just, and inclusive state for all.”

According to a press release from the Governor, this pride flag will not cause any changes to the traditional flags. The U.S. flag and Wisconsin flag will both fly on top of the pride flag on the east wing pole. The POW-MIA flag will continue flying on the north wing flagpole as it does every day.

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