Two Democratic members of the House of Representatives voted with Republicans on an amendment that would prevent the Department of Defense (DOD) from flying LGBTQ+ Pride flags.
The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was introduced by Republican Rep. Ralph Norman. It codifies restrictions put in place during the Trump administration that limit which flags can be displayed at DOD facilities.
Norman’s amendment comes following controversy over the Air Force and Navy celebrating Pride Month in June when their official Twitter accounts shared images of Pride flags.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan’s 7th district and Rep. Donald G. Davis of North Carolina’s 1st district, both Democrats, voted in favor of the amendment to the NDAA. Newsweek has reached out to Davis’ and Slotkin’s offices via email for comment.
The amendment passed by a vote of 218 to 213, with eight members not voting. Three Republicans and 210 Democrats voted against Norman’s amendment, while Slotkin and Davis sided with 216 Republican members in approving the measure.
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