Apartment Complex Lifts American Flag Ban
An apartment complex in Albany, Ore. that banned residents from flying American flags outside their homes and vehicles has lifted the restriction, according to a story by KVAL.com.
The ban sparked outrage earlier this week when resident Jim Clausen was told he would be evicted from Oaks Apartments if he didn't remove the American flag from the back of his motorcycle, an earlier story by KATU.com said. Residents told KATU.com that they were told "flags could be offensive because they live in a diverse community," the story said, but the ban applied to all flags, including those representing sports teams.
Oaks Apartments manager Barb Holcomb told KVAL that the original ban was based on an interpretation of the rental agreement that all tenants sign, the KVAL story said, and was an effort to keep the peace.