Congresswoman Victorious After Being Sued for Displaying Pride Flag
A lawsuit against four Democratic members of the House, accused of violating the separation of church and state by hanging LGBTQ Pride flags at their offices, was again tossed out.
In his unsuccessful case filed last year, antigay lobbyist Chris Sevier targeted Susan Davis, Alan Lowenthal, Donald Beyer, and Earl Blumenauer; the first two are congressmembers from California, while Beyer represents a Virginia district and Blumenauer represents a district in Oregon. Sevier claimed homosexuality is a religion and LGBTQ flags in congressional offices violate the Constitution.
A judge in March threw out the lawsuit and Sevier initially appealed. When the notiorious homophobe — who tried to marry his laptop to make a statement about same-sex marriage — failed to follow-up on the appeal, a judge dismissed the case last week, reports The Times of San Diego.
"This is good day for justice and equality," Rep. Davis said in a statement. "The lower court recognized the lack of merit to this lawsuit and I was always confident that the appellate courts would see it the same way. Marriage equality is the law of the land and should always remain that way. The final dismissal of this lawsuit is a victory for freedom and equality."