Rainbow flag dedicated at Stonewall National Monument in NYC's Greenwich Village

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Lauren Glassberg reports on rainbow flag dedication at the Stonewall Monument.

The rainbow flag was dedicated at the Stonewall National Monument in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood Wednesday.

The flag is a symbol of gay pride, and last year the park in front of the Stonewall Inn was named a national monument.

It marks the Stonewall riots -- a transformative moment in 1969 for the gay rights movement.

The flag will fly from a pole that sits just outside the gate to the park and, as of Friday, a national park flag flew there as well. But the federal department decided to remove it.

Now, a city flag flies in its place and the city will oversee the pole and its flags.

There's resentment over the removal of the national park flag. Activists said that's symbolic of bigotry, and should have continued to fly right alongside the rainbow flag.

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