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Sat Mar 1, 2014, 04:01 PM

Gay military veterans group to march in Boston St Patrick's Day parade

Source: Associated Press

Gay military veterans group to march in Boston St Patrick's Day parade

Associated Press in Boston
theguardian.com, Saturday 1 March 2014 18.18 GMT

A marriage equality group says Bostonís St Patrickís Day parade is easing its two-decade ban on gay organisations.

A MassEquality official said on Saturday that a group of gay military veterans will be able to march under its banner this year, as part of a tentative deal brokered by the Boston mayor, Martin Walsh. But marchers from the gay-rights group will not be allowed to wear clothing or hold signs that refer to sexual orientation.

Negotiators will work out final details in the coming week.

Walsh had threatened to boycott the city annual parade unless gay groups are allowed to march. He told the Boston Globe the agreement was a breakthrough.

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Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/01/gay-veterans-boston-st-patricks-day-parade

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Sat Mar 1, 2014, 04:11 PM

1. I thought Maaahty oughta fire up his own parade. Those stupid old idiots running that

shindig need to get with the program.

This is a step forward, but it isn't all 'fixed' yet-- can't believe it is taking so damn long for them to just stop being such obstructionist assholes. Sheer foolishness!

Maahty is popular in southie, though, so he had capital to spend in making his demand.

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