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Question Raised In NJ Town About Gay Flags

Flags that symbolize sexual preference might be stirring a flap in one New Jersey town.

The Neptune Township Committee has been asked to address the issue at the April 28 meeting of the Shark River Hills Property Owners’ Association.

One of 23 questions seeks the municipal government’s comments about flags showing the occupants’ sexual orientation. The person writes, “not just the multicolored “gay’ striped flags, but also banners indicating fetishes and or other “lifestyle’ choices.” The person says there’s no justification for it in a “family oriented neighborhood.”

Deputy Mayor Mary Beth Jahn says she could answer the question in two words: “First Amendment.”

The issue might not even come up because Mayor Michael Brantley will decide which questions to address.


Information from: Asbury Park Press,

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.