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CBS News in Los Angeles reports.

UC Irvine Students Vote To Remove American Flag From Campus Lobby

Students at the University of California, Irvine, have voted for a more “inclusive space” by banning the American flag on part of the school’s campus.

Under resolution R50-70 passed Thursday, the Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted to remove all flags – including Old Glory – from the main lobby on campus, according to the ASUCI website.

A portion of the resolution reads: “(F)lags construct paradigms of conformity and sets homogenized standards for others to obtain which in this country typically are idolized as freedom, equality, and democracy.”

Authored by student Matthew Guevara, the resolution goes on to state that since “the American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism”, its display “does not express only selective aspects of its symbolism but the entire spectrum of its interpretation.”

After citing freedom of speech as a “valued right that ASUCI supports,” the resolution states that “freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible can be interpreted as hate speech.”

The resolution concludes with the following: “Let it be resolved that ASUCI make every effort to make the Associated Students main lobby space as inclusive as possible. Let it further be resolved that no flag, of any nation, may be hanged on the walls of the Associate Student main lobby space.”