Garden Grove, Westminster Consider Support for Flag Amendment

The Garden Grove and Westminster city councils this week will consider resolutions to support a constitutional amendment proposed by state Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-34th), which would prohibit banning the United States flag from state funded college campuses.

The proposal comes after controversy in March over a student legislative bill at the University of California, Irvine to remove all flags from the common lobby of the student government offices.

Although the flag ban was ultimately vetoed by the student executive council at UCI, Nguyen has proposed the amendment for the November 2016 ballot to prevent such bans from occurring in the future.

Garden Grove council members will consider the resolution at their regular council meeting Tuesday, and Westminster council members the following evening.

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