Hamilton mayor ignores critics to fly the rainbow flag

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By Samantha Craggs

A handful of people have already complained that the city is flying the rainbow flag from its top municipal building, but the mayor says he doesn’t regret it.

The city is flying the flag in light of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, where Russia’s anti-gay rights stance has come into focus. On Monday morning, Hamilton joined other cities in flying the flag.

The flag went up at 9 a.m. Within an hour, the mayor’s office received a handful of disapproving calls, Mayor Bob Bratina said.

But he’s not worried about it, he said. The positive calls have outweighed the negative ones.

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Article and image source: CBC Hamilton

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