A Welsh council has made a U-turn over its decision not to fly the LGBT flag outside its headquarters.
Carmarthenshire council received criticism earlier this week after it confirmed that it would not be raising a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT History Month.
The council said that flying the flag would 'fall outside its current policy'.
But after public pressure and a written letter from Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, the flag was raised outside County Hall in Carmarthen on Friday morning and will stay there for the duration of the weekend.
Members of the council’s Constitutional Review Working Group voted unanimously against flying the flag but it has now been raised in an attempt to 'clear any misunderstanding'.
The leader of Carmarthenshire Council, Emlyn Dole, suggested that the authority’s flag policy, which has been subject to condemnation in recent days, would be changed 'at a later date'.
Labour councillor Rob James welcomed the sight of the rainbow flag flying above County Hall and revealed he has tabled a motion to be discussed at a full meeting of Carmarthenshire council next month to ensure that the rainbow flag is flown in years to come.
LGBT History Month, which takes place every February, aims to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public by increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.