Fan’s 12th Man flag flies in face of homeowners association | HeraldNet.com - Local news: On other days, Carlson, a 48-year-old commercial fisherman, has flown an American flag in front of his home between Snohomish and Mill Creek.Now, he's hired an attorney who not only says Carlson has legal protection for flying the American flag, but is encouraging him to fly his 12th Man flag on Seahawks game days. (The "12th Man" is Seahawk lingo for fans, after the 11 players on the field.)The American flag is covered by the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, said Carlson's attorney, Eric Lindell of Seattle.The law specifically precludes homeowners associations from restricting display of the flag, assuming it is done in accordance with flag decorum. He flies the American flag in support of armed forces, his attorney said.
What is it about flags being such a hot button for HOAs?