Broward couple fined for displaying small gay pride flag

GayPride spectators carrying Rainbow gay flags during Montreal Pride Parade
The couple is not backing down.

A Florida couple was fined by a homeowner’s association for displaying a small gay pride flag in the front yard of their home.

WTVJ-TV reports Bob Plominski and Mike Ferrari of Oakland Park, Florida, were issued a citation telling them to take it down or pay a a $50 daily fine. The Eastland Cove HOA sent the violation notice on June 5 after receiving a complaint.

The couple said they were confused, adding they had flown the pride flag before and posted political signs with no problems.

“I got upset. We’ve done this before and it’s a simple showing of our pride to the community and it’s up for 30 days,” Plominski told the news station. “We were in shock they were going to do that.”

A member of the HOA board said its rules restrict residents to displaying only U.S. or military flags.

Plominski said they will not back down and will keep it up for 30 days.

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Republished with permission from The Associated Press.

Associated Press


3 comments

  • Susanne Spinner

    June 19, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    This couple needs to get the HOA to change its policies. HOAs can be horrific and unreasonable but policies can be changed. If they let you put up the flag in the past, maybe a neighbor who couldn’t put up the flag they wanted got angry. There is no telling. Prepare a petition, have people sign and then put your flag up. Our HOA didn’t want a Back the Blue sign. the owners got a petition and then they got their flag.

  • Charles

    June 19, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Excellent choice by the homeowners to keep the flag up. Now FINE Them

  • Marco

    June 21, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Outrageous. If the fine is the same for small or big flags, I would advise them to get a 10 x 15′ banner. It would provide a well-needed shadow for the bigots of their community,

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