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Ohio lawmaker is fighting a private-property flag ban
The new Ohio House bill follows a dispute with a landlord

Andy Chow
Representative Anne Gonzalez
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A House lawmaker is joining the call to make sure Ohio residents are never again banned from displaying the American flag. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the new bill comes on the heels of a controversial dispute between a woman and her landlord.

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A woman renting a town home in central Ohio was told by her landlord that she must take down the American flag that’s displayed on her front porch. 

According to reports, the management company says it’s a matter of fairness; it doesn't allow any flags so as to not discriminate. 

Republican Rep. Anne Gonzales of Westerville is sponsoring a bill that says the American flag should be the exception. 

“It’s really to protect patriotism, and it allows for individuals in Ohio to show their pride in the United States and it also ensures that a landlord cannot punish or prohibit a tenant from flying one of these flags.” 

The bill would also protect the display of blue star banners, gold star banners, and other service flags. 

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