Space Needle Refuses to Fly Its Gay Flag

Space Needle Refuses to Fly Its Gay Flag

The operators of Seattle's iconic Space Needle say this is the year they stop flying a rainbow flag in honor of LGBT pride.

It's also the year voters in Washington State will decide whether to keep a marriage equality law on the books. They vote in November, thanks to a petition drive from opponents of the new law.

Although the Space Needle has hoisted a rainbow flag for the last two years, management tells the Seattle P-I that it's got an all American flag policy these days.

“As we don’t raise any flag but the American flag on a regular basis, there are no plans to raise the Rainbow Flag again this year," reads a statement to the Seattle P-I. "We will continue to support equal rights and actively foster these causes as we have in the past.”

The P-I has posted a slideshow of other types of flags flying above the Space Needle.