Joe Biden was apparently fooled into signing into law a ban on flying gay pride flags at American embassies, with his administration vowing to fight the measure despite his signature approving it.

The spending bill, which is over 1,000 pages long, explicitly states that “none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be obligated or expended to fly or display a flag over a facility of the United States Department of State.”

The only flags that are allowed are the American flag, the Foreign Service flag, the POW/MIA flag, the Hostage and Wrongful Detainee flag, the flag of a State, insular area, or the District of Columbia at domestic locations, the flag of an Indian Tribal government, the official branded flag of a United States agency, or the sovereign flag of other countries.


So — the Senate and House didn’t bother to read or debate the bill but voted for it anyway while the Executive Office also didn’t bother reading it before signing. Now that it’s law the EO wants to renege on one of the agreements — which seems too late but if they can renege on this than why can’t they renege on everything that’s in the rest of the bill — that no one bothered to read in the first place (probably excepting the paid corporate lobbyists that wrote it in the back rooms of Washington)???