Florida Senate Ditches Battle Flag
Via the Miami Herald: Florida Senate jettisons Confederate battle flag from seal
A polarizing symbol is disappearing from the Florida Senate, after senators endorsed a proposal Monday to remove the Confederate battle flag from their official seal.
Monday’s vote used a procedural method that didn’t require senators to record “yes” or “no” votes. Because no one voiced objections, the seal change was approved.
There’s no timeline or cost estimate available for changing the seal, but Senate spokeswoman Katie Betta previously said the expense should be “minimal.”
Good for the Florida State Senate.
Interestingly, the battle flag has only been on the seal since 1972.