02/13/2014 06:02 EST | Updated 04/15/2014 05:59 EDT

Rainbow Flag To Fly At B.C. Legislature During Sochi Olympics


VICTORIA - The rainbow flag representing gay pride will be raised today at British Columbia's legislature.

Provincial politicians are unanimous in their support of flying the flag.

Vancouver New Democrat Spencer Chandra Herbert, who is openly gay, congratulated all members of the legislature for their collective support of the flag.

It is set to be raised on the west side of the legislature.

Herbert says the decision to fly the flag comes as much of the world's attention is focused on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the host country's decision to pass anti-gay laws.

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