HARRISBURG, Pa (CBS) — In the wake of the fatal mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack has ordered the lights on the state Capitol building to glow in rainbow colors.
The lights will remain rainbow through Thursday, coinciding with the time flags will fly at half staff on state government buildings by order of Governor Tom Wolf. The front of the Capitol is illuminated from the balcony outside Stack’s second-floor office.
Stack said he wanted to honor the victims of the attack, in which 49 people were killed and more than 50 others wounded.
“We must send a message in whatever way we can that hatred and violence toward any people based on their group identity is morally wrong,” Stack said. “We stand now with the LGBT community in expressing both outrage and deep sorrow over the attack in Orlando.”