Marc Levy / AP, FileIn this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman speaks at a news conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Marc Levy / AP, File)
Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, Democrat John Fetterman, is refusing to remove the pro-marijuana legalization and LGBT flags that he hangs from his second-floor balcony at the state Capitol.
A provision slipped into lame-duck budget legislation on Friday would ban flags not approved by lawmakers from flying at the state Capitol.
In an interview, the irreverent Fetterman said he didn’t know about the provision until told by a reporter on Friday.
But, he said, he had no intention of taking them down — unless lawmakers pass legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use and make it illegal for employers and others to discriminate against LGBT people.
“I would be delighted to take them down if they give us that,” Fetterman said. “That’s