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A married couple in Pennsylvania have been putting up with their homophobic neighbors long enough and now they are fighting back with all the colors of the rainbow.


In order to avoid problems after hearing a bigoted comment, Lisa Licata and Sherry Lau at first told their neighbors, Ron Makay and Iolanda Wieczorkowski, they were mother and daughter. That lie kept the peace for a little while but when the neighbors learned the truth that the two women were in fact a married couple, the homophobic slurs escalated.

According to WTAE, that's when Licata and Lau decided not to just sit back and take it. At first they simply painted their fence the colors of the rainbow, but when the neighbors protested, they decided to send an even bigger message by painting the whole side of their house. The abuse from the neighbors escalated even further when Makay shot their dog with an air rifle.

Licata and Lau spoke to Mashable saying about the ongoing feud:

When he protested against the fence being rainbow, that's when we decided 'let's do the house. I don't want to be friends, I just want to be left alone. I just want it to stop. Mostly everyone has been so supportive … The neighbors have been quiet because they've been told by their attorney to be quiet.

Now the couple plan to paint their entire house.

This is the twenty-first century. We live here, we're not moving. My family accepts us, my friends accept us … if you don't like it just live your life, leave us alone and everything's cool.


Twitter fully supported the paint job.





Some folks had some choice words for the homophobes.


Tennis great Martina Navratilova threw her support to the couple.




May all your colors fly bright, ladies.

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H/T: Huffington Post, Mashable

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