Charges may be filed against the Kansans who burned an Iowa flag at the statehouse yesterday. Reverend Fred Phelps and his family protested Governor Vilsack’s executive order which bars on-the-job discrimination against gay state employees. The group poured finger nail polish remover on a state flag and set it afire. Iowa law does ban burning the state’s red, white and blue flag, and the Polk County attorney is reviewing yesterday’s case. A spokesman for the state Attorney General, however, says Iowa’s law may not pass a constitutional test. You may recall, a federal law outlawing the burning of the Stars and Stripes was thrown out by the courts. An effort to pass a constitutional amendment to ban flag burning has stalled at the federal level.
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