Two Williamson County justices of the peace will ask the county’s Commissioner Court for permission to fly a rainbow Pride flag outside of its court buildings June 18.
Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 KT Musselman in Round Rock and Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Stacy Hackenberg in Taylor will ask the court for permission to fly the flag during the month of June, according to the agenda.
June is the national month for LGBTQ Pride.
The judges want to publicly display a sign of their commitment to be welcoming and ensure justice is applied to all constituents regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation, according to the agenda item.
The judges will also ask for permission to fly the prisoners of war/missing in action flag during the week of Veterans Day out of respect to those soldiers who have not returned from war, who were captured and held prisoner during combat, and their comrades in arms who are honored members of our communities, according to the document.
The current county policy allows for the United States and Texas flags to be flown outside county buildings.
The task will cost about $20 and 15 minutes of labor to add flag clips to the existing flagpole for Precinct 4, but the flags will be purchased with private funds, the document said.