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Boynton Beach couple told to move flag

By Associated Press
Published January 16, 2004

Two renters who want to fly an American flag until the nation's soldiers return home are challenging their landlord, who is trying to force them to take it down.

Susan Hudson and her boyfriend, A.J. Hemsey, have been flying the flag in a bedroom window for more than a year.

"I'm an American, and I will not be bullied in my own country," Hemsey said.

Property manager Mary Jane Fullam said the flag violates community rules encouraging uniformity. The Boynton Beach complex insists that the flag be removed or hidden behind the white window blinds so passers-by don't see it when they enter the property.

"That's why we give them the blinds," Fullam said. "If we let them hang their flag, then someone else could say, "Hey, the people at 6107 have a flag. I worship the devil, so I should be able to fly my devil flag.' "

[Last modified January 16, 2004, 01:33:00]

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