Pride Flags are increasingly likely up in Orange County in honor of LGBTQ+ Pleasure Month in June, like in Backyard Grove the place it unsuccessful to attain more than enough Town Council assist in the previous.

The flags have been going up in cities all across the county which includes Anaheim, Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach front and Santa Ana — the 1st metropolis to elevate it back in 2015.

Backyard garden Grove council users voted 6- to submit a rainbow banner on the clock tower near metropolis hall. They also declared June LBGTQ+ Satisfaction Thirty day period. 

Councilman Patrick Phat Bui was absent.

The choice came after Metropolis Councilwoman Kim Nguyen raised issues on social media that two of her colleagues were pushing again on the concept she initially proposed at a conference on May well 11.

Nguyen did not get any objections to placing the banner up at the May possibly 11 meeting, but that modified times afterwards. 

So the councilwoman requested it be introduced up again at Tuesday’s meeting.

Councilman George S. Breitigam III explained the situation was not about the flag, but about the correct protocol of bringing goods just before the council and one of transparency.

“My only worry is we need to have to do items less than the protect of daylight, not in the back again rooms, like things used to be finished in this city, not below the go over of darkness. Not stunning everybody at the close,” he claimed. “I completely issue the legal concept that silence equals consent. If that were being accurate, there’d be a large amount less rapists in the prisons currently. It does not equal consent.”

Nguyen shot back again indicating she did observe plan and it was a clear procedure.

“To say that I did not stick to policy techniques is BS,” she stated. “There was plenty of transparency. If you do not aid the LGBTQ group and are in opposition to putting the banner then just say that. Never cover at the rear of the excuse of indicating that a thing wasn’t clear.”

In the past, the clock tower was lit up in rainbow hues for the duration of Pride thirty day period, but the city did not fly the Satisfaction Flag at metropolis corridor.