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VP-elect Mike Pence's neighbors surround him with rainbow flags

Neighbors in Chevy Chase put up flags in a gentle protest.
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ABC 7

In what many advocates are calling the worst anti-LGBT political official to ever step inside the White House, vice president-elect Mike Pence is being bombarded with reminders of equality, unity and love in his current neighborhood.

Residents in Washington D.C.'s Chevy Chase community, where Pence is renting a $6,000 a month home, are donning their stoops, eaves, and lawns with the colors of the rainbow.

ABC 7 WJLA reports the coalition of color is meant to send a “respectful message” to the anti-marriage equality reactionary.

“This is one way that I can show my disagreement,” said resident Ilse Heintzen to the news station. “I have no idea what the vice president- elect will think about it, but I hope he will change his mind.” 

The Huffington Post put up snapshots of the flags (see left) taken from ABC 7 news reporter Suzanne Kennedy's Twitter feed.

Tim Barber who also works for the news station was inspired to do the same thing and posted a photo of one neighbor who draped the rainbow flag over a Hillary Clinton campaign sign.

It’s not conjecture that Pence is vehemently against LGBT rights.

He wants to remove protections that would shield the LGBT community from discrimination under religious freedom laws and he also opposes marriage equality. 

"Congress should oppose any effort to put gay and lesbian relationships on an equal legal status with heterosexual marriage," Pence wrote on his campaign website. 

Pence has also said in the past that he would like to funnel taxpayers dollars into conversion therapies. 

He wrote: "Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior."

You can watch the full ABC 7 news story HERE.