An elderly couple in Melbourne have been ordered to remove a gay pride flag from their balcony or risk legal action.
Murray Sheldrick, 78, and his partner James Bellia, 72 told The Age they received a “nasty” letter from their Body Corporate demanding that the couple remove the flag from their balcony, or risk a legal case in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
The flag was described as “displaying advertising material” and the residents were instructed to remove the flag immediately.
“We are positive it is homophobia, there is no doubt about it. Why else would they bother us? The flag is on a huge terrace, it’s not in anyone’s view.”
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