Boston St. Patrick's parade to allow gay veterans to return

Boston St. Patrick's parade to allow gay veterans to returnA group of gay veterans of the U.S. military can march in this year’s Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, parade organizers said on Friday after an earlier move to exclude them sparked outrage and boycott threats in the liberal city. The parade, one of the United States’ largest honoring Irish-American heritage, had long excluded openly gay participants, saying that admitting them would conflict with organizers’ Roman Catholic beliefs. In 2015 organizers agreed to allow the gay veterans’ group, OUTVETS, to march in the face of pressure from city officials and sponsors who pulled their financing.



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