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By Rebecca Blatt

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), is pushing legislation to ensure families who have relatives serving in the armed forces can publicly signal their support with a Blue or Gold Star flag.

The bill was inspired by an incident in Ohio in which a woman was asked by her condo association to take down a Blue Star flag. A Blue Star flag is flown when a family member is serving in the military. A Gold Star signifies that a family member was killed in combat.

The woman's son served two tours in Iraq and was wounded twice.

Webb's proposal would prevent any neighborhood or condo association from enacting such bans when relatives are serving during times of conflict.

The House of Representatives passed companion legislation in May.

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