CHICAGO (CBS) — The Des Plaines City Council has approved restrictions on what flags can fly over city buildings after Des Plaines Public Library flew a gay pride flag in response to the Orlando night club massacre.
The council voted 5-3 to require city council approval to fly any flag other than the U.S., state of Illinois, city of Des Plaines, or POW-MIA flag over municipal buildings or property.READ MORE: Man Says Van Was Stolen With 3-Year-Old Daughter Inside In West Rogers Park
Alderman Jim Brookman proposed the new rule, and said it had nothing to do with the pros and cons of the rainbow flag of the LGBT community.
“Had that come before us, I probably would have voted in favor of allowing that flag. I had assumed the flag was requested and flown because of the incident in Orlando, Florida,” he said.READ MORE: Two Simeon High School Students, Both 15, Killed In Shootings Four Hours Apart