Andy Naquin, a Republican Lafayette, Louisiana city councilman, has proposed a ban on flying the Gay Pride flag from government property.

Naquin began drafting a proposed bill after a constituent, Ray Green, complained about a photo in his local paper of the rainbow flag being hoisted in Girard Park for the annual Pride in the Park celebration.

“I did not go overseas and fight for our country so that we could come back and be subject to something like that,” Green, a Korean War veteran, told the Daily Advertiser. “Several of us [veterans] feel that the flying of this flag is a poke in the eye of a way of life.”

Naquin's bill seeks to prohibit the flying of any non-governmental flag on government property. However, it appears as if the Mardi Gras flag might be exempt.

Amanda Kelly of the Acadiana OUTspoken Alliance said that such a prohibition seemed “like a violation of freedom of speech” and noted that her organization also included many veterans. “We fought for this country, too,” she said.