Lafayette

Jul 15, 2013 8:12 AM by AP/CS

Lafayette prez doubts proposed flag ban would fly

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - At least three members of the Lafayette City-Parish Council say they won't support a ban on flying non-government flags on government flagpoles, if one is proposed. City-Parish President Joey Durel says he doubts the measure would pass.

The Advertiser reports that three councilmen at an event Saturday said they would not support the proposal that Councilman Andy Naquin has asked the city-parish attorney to research.

A gay rights demonstration brought about a dozen people to the event.

Naquin, who also attended, noted that so far there's no draft ordinance.

He acted at Lafayette resident Ray Green's request after a gay pride flag was hoisted at Girard Park on June 30.

Green has said he's worried that anyone, including racist groups, could raise a flag on a government flagpole.

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