Pence's Colorado neighbors hang 'Make America Gay Again' sign

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The "Make America Gay Again" banner was placed there by the daughters of the couple who live in the house as well as one of the daughters' girlfriend, the daughter's girlfriend told The Aspen Times.

As governor of IN, IN 2015, Pence signed a bill called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that "essentially legalized discrimination against homosexuals by businesses IN the state", the New Yorker reported. Pence also as a history of opposing the LGBT community.

Reactions to the rainbow flag near his vacation home have been mixed on Twitter. According to Mike Pence gay is a choice, and he has said keeping gays from marrying is not discrimination but an enforcement of "God's idea". As governor of IN in 2015, Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would have given people the right to discriminate against LGBT people for religious reasons.

A paragraph on Pence's campaign website when he ran for Congress in 2000 fueled speculations that he is an advocate of conversion therapy, a practice of trying to change someone's sexual orientation that is banned in several states and discredited by medical organizations.

Pence's spokesman, Mark Lotter, told The New York Times previous year that the vice president does not support conversion therapy, and that his campaign statement was misinterpreted.

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Prior to becoming IN governor, Pence was a congressman from 2001 to 2013.

A Wall Street Journal story published Friday claimed Pence's Great America Committee is already handing out campaign cash to GOP candidates who support President Donald Trump.

Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo explained to the Aspen Times, "When they said, 'We're not here to control your free speech rights, ' they came out with chili and began feeding them".

Aspen is a community that strongly supported Hillary Clinton in her 2016 presidential bid. Clinton also won Colorado with a almost 3 percent lead. The state went to Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

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