Boston St. Patrick's parade organizers deny banning gay marchers

Boston St. Patrick's parade organizers deny banning gay marchersBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – Organizers of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade denied on Thursday that they told a gay veterans’ group its members could not march openly in one of the largest U.S. celebrations of the holiday and accused the group of breaking parade rules. The veterans’ group, OUTVETS, said late on Tuesday it had been informed by parade organizers it would be excluded from this year’s parade, rekindling a decades-long fight over inclusion that had looked settled in 2015 when the group was first allowed to march. “OUTVETS has not been officially notified that they will not be allowed to march in the Parade,” the Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the 116-year-old event honoring Ireland’s patron saint, said in a statement posted to its website on Thursday.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines