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Woman told she can't fly American flag outside home

Posted at 4:22 PM, Aug 29, 2014

Julia Lease has flown an American flag outside her Ohio residence for the past 36 years, but now she's being told to take down Old Glory.

Eighty-six-year-old Lease says she found a notice on her door but kept the flag up regardless. She was told her complex would send a second notice and take it down — something Lease called "stealing." 

But a representative for New Life Multi-Family Management, which owns Lease's property, says the policy is "neutral" and it's not about the flag. It's an overarching rule that says no one can affix things to their buildings.

And this seems to fit right in with the string of flag controversies we've seen making the news. 

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