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A U.S. Marine raises the U.S. flag and Pride flag to half-mast, following a mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City on June 13, 2016. YURI CORTEZ/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Blinken Will Allow U.S. Embassies to Fly Pride Flag

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has issued a blanket authorization for U.S. diplomatic outposts around the world to fly the Pride flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag at their embassy or consulate showcasing support for LGBTQ rights. The directive marks a departure from how the Trump administration handled the matter while the State Department was run by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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