The Pentagon said Friday that it will not make changes to a Trump administration policy that banned all unofficial flags, including the rainbow Pride flag representing the LGBTQ+ community, on U.S. military installations for Pride month.

The Department of Defense “will maintain the existing policy from July 2020 regarding the display or depiction of unofficial flags,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said at a press briefing Friday. “There won’t be an exception this month for the Pride flag.”

The department’s decision was first reported by CNN, which reported a few days ago that the Pentagon was reviewing the policy.

Last summer, then-President Donald Trump’s secretary of defense, Mark Esper, sent out a memo that banned the display of all unofficial flags.

“The flags we fly,” the secretary wrote in the memo, “must accord with the military imperatives of good order and discipline, treating all our people with dignity and respect, and rejecting divisive symbols.”

The Pentagon’s decision was particularly noteworthy because it indirectly but effectively banned the display of the Confederate flag on U.S. military bases even as the president pushed back on efforts to eliminate celebrations of the Confederacy, particularly the renaming of bases named after Confederate leaders.

Although prohibiting the display of symbols long associated with hate was generally seen as a progressive step, there was some criticism of the policy because it also banned the display or depiction of flags like the rainbow Pride flag.

The Modern Military Association of America, a large LGBTQ military and veteran non-profit organization, said at the time that “it’s absolutely outrageous that Defense Secretary Mark Esper would ban the Pride flag — the very symbol of inclusion and diversity.”