According to CNN, the neighbors hung a rainbow flag with the words "Make America Gay Again" on a stone pillar that borders the end of the driveway to the two homes.
According to the Times, the Secret Service agents were unfazed when the women draped the banner over the pillar, telling them, "We're not here to control your free speech rights".
They've been really nice to us'.
'He was real sheepish and thought he might be confronted by the Secret Service or deputies who'd tell him he couldn't do it, ' DiSalvo told the newspaper. Pence also has opposed a law prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace, as well as the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - the military policy that prohibited soldiers who openly identified as gay.
In an email to the Aspen Times on Friday night, Shannon Slade said she is a girlfriend of one of the daughters of the couple living in the house, and revealed that they were the ones that posted the banner.
As governor of IN, IN 2015, Pence signed a bill called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that "essentially legalized discrimination against homosexuals by businesses IN the state", the New Yorker reported.
Pence eventually approved changes to the law that protected that community.
"Pence's Christian conservative views are so well known that the New Yorker reported back in October that the president once joked that Pence 'Want to hang" gay people.
The banner was put out on Wednesday or Thursday after the Pence family had already arrived. DiSalvo noted that when former president Bill Clinton visited Aspen in the mid-1990s, someone hung a sign that said "Inhale to the Chief" on a large spruce tree.