There’s a controversy on Martha’s Vineyard over whether or not the Pride Progress flag should be allowed to hang from public flag poles.
The Oak Bluffs Select Board is proposing a policy that would ban third party flags from being flown on town-owned flagpoles.
President of the NAACP’s Martha’s Vineyard branch Arthur Hardy-Doubleday says this came right after the local branch had requested to fly the flag from town-owned poles throughout the month of June in honor of Pride month.
The proposed policy would approve only the U.S. flag, the Flag of the Commonwealth, and official flags of the U.S. military to be flown on public flag poles.
It also would allow the POW-MIA flag, prohibiting all others.