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BOISE -- Around 100 people cheered Friday afternoon when a pride flag was hoisted up at Boise City Hall.

The flag is a symbol of equality to those in the gay and lesbian community.

Boise City Council president Maryanne Jordan said in another effort to end discrimination the city allowed the flag to be hoisted up.

To those in the gay and lesbian community, Friday was a big day.

We see these flags in windows all the time, but seeing it in front of city hall means a lot., said Dan DeLuca who organized the event

This isn't the first time the city has allowed an organization or group to fly a flag below the city flag, but this is the first time the pride flag has flown above city hall.

The flag will remain up until Monday.

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