Rainbow flag flying over County Hall, Carmarthen   Council raises Rainbow Flag flag web

The Rainbow Flag is flying over County Hall to confirm the council’s commitment to supporting LGBT rights.
The Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council Cllr Emlyn Dole made the decision not only to celebrate LGBT rights but also to clear up any misunderstanding following considerable debate on the authority’s flag flying policy in recent weeks.
Cllr Emlyn Dole said: “The flag will fly today (Friday) and Saturday. Naturally as Leader I must protect the council’s good name.
“Whilst the cross-party committee of councillors decided against amending the authority’s flag protocol, enforcing a presumptive rejection to all flag requests, I am concerned that the decision has been deliberately misinterpreted, suggesting that Carmarthenshire County Council does not support and celebrate LGBT staff members and residents.  Nothing could be further from the truth.
“Carmarthenshire County Council has been recognised in the past for the policies we have in place for equality and diversity and for the work we have done to support our communities.  This work continues and we will strive to promote and foster good relations as part of our statutory responsibilities.   
“The flag will then fly annually on 17 May as part of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.”

Page Updated On: 23/02/2018 (11:09)

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