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Man ordered to take down rainbow lights by HOA won’t be dulling his shine any time soon

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Imagine thinking you could tell a queer person how to decorate their home.A Boise homeowner’s association really tried it this week, sending Quail Ridge resident Jordan Hall an order to remove a set of rainbow Pride lights from his home.A Boise resident displays gay pride lights at his house.

His home owner’s association says it’s a “noxious or undesirable act.”— The Idaho Press (@TheIdahoPress) July 14, 2022The order for removal cites the association’s repressive CC&Rs (covenants, conditions and restrictions), as well as calling the display a “noxious or undesirable act.”This particular association doesn’t seem to be judging all light displays equally, however; one neighborhood home reportedly uses “thousands of LED lights” at Christmastime, while another has pure red lights and has never heard a peep out of the HOA against them.Related: Community rallies around queer-friendly church after it gets defaced by homophobic vandalsThis is far from the beginning of Hall’s striving for LGBTQ+ visibility.

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