HOAs grapple with sign rules in era of social justice reform

9NEWS (Denver): Melissa Steele has lived in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood for 14 years, posting plenty of signs on her front lawn during that time. Friday was the first time she was ever told she couldn’t.

Steele placed a yard sign near her door that shows her support for Black Lives Matter, immigration reform, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and science. It’s a common sign on front lawns all across Denver.

“I guess signs like this are not allowed at all,” Steele said. “That’s my understanding now.”

The letter, dated Friday, said her sign violated the community’s covenant, which bans all signs, aside from temporary political signs connected to a campaign and other temporary signs advertising contractors or advertising a home is for sale.

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