The rainbow flag is a symbol of the LGBTQ social movement and is widely displayed during Pride month.
The flag flying over the Capitol in Springfield was donated by The Phoenix Center, an LGBTQ community center in Central Illinois.
According to the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, this is the first time ever Illinois has flown the rainbow flag over its Capitol.
On June 7, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, issued a similar order, which riled conservatives.