Banner Hung at Pence's House: 'Make America Gay Again'

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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Focus on the Family 40 year anniversary event, on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Shannon Slade, a girlfriend of one of the daughters in the home next to Pence's rental, admitted to hanging the banner, along with her partner and her partner's sisters.

LGBT advocates have previously showed their opposition to Pence.

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Reactions to the rainbow flag near his vacation home have been mixed on Twitter. The bill caused national outrage and IN lawmakers were eventually pressured into including some anti-discrimination provisions amid threats of companies boycotting the state. But those only applied in cities, some of which are the most liberal in the state, where such protections already exist locally. Pence has also fought to defund programs that help prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS and instead use government money to "change the sexual behavior" of LGBT people, a comment widely interpreted to mean paying for gay conversion therapy.

This isn't the first time that Pence has been greeted with LGBT pride messages.

Prior to becoming IN governor, Pence was a congressman from 2001 to 2013. According to Mike Pence gay is a choice, and he has said keeping gays from marrying is not discrimination but an enforcement of "God's idea". Pence said on the House floor that he feared the bill "could have a chilling effect on the religious expression and religious freedom of millions of Americans".

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Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo explained to the Aspen Times, "When they said, 'We're not here to control your free speech rights, ' they came out with chili and began feeding them".

Since entering the White House, Pence has been less outspoken but in October a shocking report claimed President Trump once joked to staffers that the vice president "wants to hang" all gay people.

Aspen is the county seat of Pitkin, where Hillary Clinton defeated Trump by a significant margin: 69.7 percent to 24.3 percent. Barack Obama also led the state in 2008 and 2012.

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