Neighbors hang 'Make America Gay Again' banner outside Mike Pence's home

(FOX NEWS) - Neighbors across the street from a home in Aspen, Colorado, where Vice President Mike Pence and his wife are staying, draped a rainbow banner that said 'Make America Gay Again.'

It's been said that good fences make good neighbors. But in Aspen, Colo., this week, Vice President Mike Pence has something different posted between his vacation lodging and that of the people next door.

Specifically, it's a rainbow banner reading “Make America Gay Again.” It appeared on a stone pillar in front of the house where Pence and his wife are staying this week. 

The daughters of the couple across the street and one of their girlfriends reportedly draped the rainbow banner on the pillar while a Pitkin County deputy and Secret Service members stood nearby, the Aspen Times reported. The stone pillar is situated at the end of the driveway between the two homes. 

Secret Service agents were reportedly unfazed when the women draped the banner over the pillar, telling them, “We’re not here to control your free speech rights,” according to the Times.

Afterward, the women reportedly brought out chili and corn muffins for the county deputies and Secret Service agents stationed at the foot of the driveway.

While governor of Indiana, Pence signed legislation allowing business owners the right to refuse service to LGBTQ customers. Pence has also supported ending the Obama administration guidance on public schools allowing transgender students to use bathroom and facilities matching their gender identity, previously opposed repealing the military’s former “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and once likened marriage equality to “societal collapse” – positions that have placed him at odds with the LGBTQ community.

Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said he is in favor of free speech and that Aspen has a long history of irreverence when such figures visit the area.   

The Pence family arrived to Aspen on Tuesday and is expected to leave next week.

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