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City officials celebrate Pride flag raising

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Bellingham City Council President Seth Fleetwood, Bellingham Pride 2013 Co-Coordinator Reina Boersma, and Mayor Kelli Linville hosted a brief public ceremony at 4 p.m. July 11 as they raised two rainbow Pride flags in front of Bellingham City Hall.

The Bellingham City Council voted unanimously at its July 1 meeting to fly the rainbow Pride flag in front of City Hall on July 12, 13 and 14.

Fleetwood said the City will fly the flags in celebration of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision supporting gay marriage and to demonstrate our community's commitment to equality for all. The dates were selected to coincide with the 2013 Bellingham Pride Festival being held this weekend.

At the July 11 ceremony, Fleetwood and Linville raised the flags and Linville proclaimed July 12-14 as Bellingham Pride Weekend.

Published: July 12, 2013

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