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Poll: Don’t allow gay flags in Aspen

Aspen Times Staff Report

According to participants in The Aspen Times Readers Poll, the Aspen Gay and Lesbian Community Fund should not be allowed to fly gay pride flags along Main Street for Gay Ski Week this year.

The group has asked the City Council for permission to fly the flags. Members pointed to flags being flown up and down the street for special events such as the World Cup and certain holidays. Council members, however, have yet to make up their mind, saying they are concerned it would open the door for any group that wants to fly flags during their own events.

So this week we asked: Should the city allow rainbow flags along Main Street during this winter’s Gay Ski Week?

Of the 149 people who responded, 80 people (54 percent) said the flags shouldn’t be allowed. Sixty-nine people voted in favor of the flags.

This week we turn to another aspect of Aspen’s character. Over the past summer Aspen Highlands, known by some as “the locals’ mountain,” had its base village transformed into a luxury development, complete with Ritz condominiums.

So this week we ask: Will a ritzy base village ruin Aspen Highlands?

Respond via our Web site, or by calling 925-3414, extension 218.

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