Rainbow flag stomped outside congressman’s office

By : LOU CHIBBARO JR. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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U.S. Capitol Police are investigating an incident on March 15, in which a visitor to a congressional office building in Washington removed a rainbow flag hanging from the wall beside the door to the office of Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) and repeatedly stepped on the flag.

The unidentified male visitor acted on his displeasure with the flag minutes after he entered Lowenthal’s office and “angrily exclaimed his belief that the Pride flag outside the office was inappropriate alongside the American flag,” according to a statement released by Lowenthal’s office.

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Former NY congressman who opposed gay rights dies at 88

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NEW YORK (AP) – Former Congressman John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He was 88.

The Democrat, who served in Congress from 1963 to 1981, died of a heart attack at Richmond University Medical Center on Monday, his son, John Murphy Jr., told The Associated Press May 26.

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