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Bill would bar California state universities from banning US flag on campus

Bill would bar California state universities from banning US flag on campus

Outraged by an attempt to ban the United States flag from a lobby at the University of California, Irvine, Republican legislative leaders in California on Monday proposed a constitutional amendment that would protect Old Glory from being banished from state-funded colleges and universities.

The student executive council at UCI on Saturday vetoed a resolution approved by six undergraduate members of its legislative council that would have removed all flags from the common lobby area of the student government offices.

GOP state Sen. Janet Nguyen was joined by Senate Republican leader Robert Huff and Assembly GOP leader Kristin Olsen in proposing that the amendment be placed on the November 2016 state ballot.

“I came to this country as an immigrant searching for freedom and democracy, and I would not be here today if it were not for the American flag,” Nguyen said, adding U.S. military men and women “fighting throughout the world deserve for us to make every effort to ensure that the American flag is proudly displayed at public universities and colleges throughout California.”

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