The US Department of Defense only authorizes the official flags of the country or units
The US Department of Defense “will maintain the current policy on the display of unofficial flags” in response to whether they will allow the presence of LGBT flags at military installations.
“We will not make an exception for the pride flag to be displayed,” explained a Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, in statements to CNN.
The measure does not imply “in any way” questioning the “respect and admiration we feel for all our LGTBQ + staff when they are in uniform or in plain clothes.”
The decision contrasts with that of the State Department and its secretary, Antony Blinken, who in April authorized the use of the rainbow flag in diplomatic facilities even on the same flagpole as the American flag.
The regulation that restricts the use of unofficial flags in military installations dates from July 2020, when the president was Donald Trump and it was sought to prevent the display of the Confederate flag. The current president, Joe Biden, promised in the campaign to allow the use of the LGTB flag and highlighted the difference with the Confederate flag.
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