The flags outside Rep. Susan Davis’ office in Washington.

A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Rep. Susan Davis for flying the gay pride flag outside her Washington office.

“This is good day for justice and equality. The lower court recognized the lack of merit to this lawsuit and I was always confident that the appellate courts would see it the same way,” said Davis.

“Marriage equality is the law of the land and should always remain that way. The final dismissal of this lawsuit is a victory for freedom and equality,” she added.

Chris Sevier, a lobbyist who has filed numerous anti-gay lawsuits, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington in July 2017 against Davis and Reps. Alan Lowenthal, Donald Beyer and Earl Blumenauer.

Sevier argued that homosexuality is a religion and therefore a gay pride flag has no place in a Congressional office. He wanted the flags removed and sought $1 in damages as well as court costs.

The suit was dismissed in March, but Sevier appealed. However, the appeals court dismissed the suit again when Sevier failed to follow through on his appeal.

Davis represents the 53rd District, which includes much of the city of San Diego as well as Las Mesa, Lemon Grove and parts of Chula Vista and El Cajon.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.