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Nova Scotia Town Council votes against raising pride flag August 6, 2007

Posted by Scott V in Culture War, Free Speech.

N.S. town council votes against raising pride flag
Updated Fri. Aug. 3 2007 6:56 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

A Nova Scotia mayor has refused to fly the gay pride flag for a pride event, saying it promotes a lifestyle that conflicts with his religious views — and most of the town’s council backed him.

Members voted 6-1 Friday against a request from a local pride group to fly the rainbow-coloured flag at Truro’s town hall next week.

And the mayor, Bill Mills, made it clear his decision was motivated by his Christian beliefs.

“There are writings in the book of Romans chapter one, to name a few — basically I have to go with that conviction, and I know it’s not a popular one,” Mills said.

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