DUBLIN (CBS SF) — The Dublin City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to fly the Pride Flag after all, reversing an earlier decision that was met with criticism and debate. The mayor who originally voted against raising it proudly wore the rainbow colors.
31 people lined up to speak at the meeting, most in favor of flying the flag. The original vote two weeks ago was against raising the flag for even one day during Pride Month.READ MORE: Santa Rosa Neighbors Blame City After Creek Overflows, Flooding Homes, Forcing Evacuations
After the Dublin mayor spoke to Emeryville’s openly gay mayor, he had a change of heart.READ MORE: Los Gatos Mayor Issues Warning To Residents To Stop Harassment At Council Meetings
“All members of our community, including LGBTQ, are equally loved and deserve to live here as every Dubliner–worthy of equal love and equal respect, and to be fully included,” the mayor said.MORE NEWS: Lowell High School Alumni File Lawsuit To Reinstate Merit-Based Admissions
The Pride Flag will fly at Dublin City Hall for 30 days straight–through July 3–starting Tuesday evening