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Gay Marchers Can Join Boston St. Patrick's Parade
NBC News ^ | 3/2/14

Posted on 03/02/2014 9:33:09 AM PST by marshmallow

A gay rights group will be allowed to march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade, event organizers said Saturday, reversing a 20-year-long stance after the city's new mayor intervened.

It was unclear, however, if marchers from MassEquality, one of the largest gay rights advocacy groups in Massachusetts, would be permitted to carry signs or use slogans identifying themselves as gay men and women, which may yet prove a sticking point.

"We don't ban gays, we just want to keep the parade an Irish parade," Tim Duross, the lead organizer of the parade that celebrates the city's Irish heritage and honors military veterans, said in a telephone interview on Saturday.

He cited parade rules banning political protest and references to sexual orientation, suggesting that MassEquality was established enough not to have to explain who they are.

"Everyone knows who they are," he said. "They're a good organization, they help LGBT veterans, and if they help veterans they're OK with us," he added, using an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: boston; fdrq; homosexualagenda; massachusetts; notgay
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1 posted on 03/02/2014 9:33:09 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I don’t see anything wrong with gay people in a parade. Actually, I think that’s essential. Who wants a bunch of sad people in a parade. Parades should be gay events, or why bother. Homosexuals are a different matter entirely.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 9:38:06 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: marshmallow
It was unclear if marchers would be permitted to carry signs or use slogans identifying themselves as gay men and women, which may yet prove a sticking point

I expect this to be a big "sticking point" as many homosexuals -- and nearly all homosexual activists -- identify themselves primarily by their sexual behavior (homosexuality) or sexual lifestyle ("gay"). But I predict the parade organizers will cave to the demands of the 2.5 percent minority ... quickly.

3 posted on 03/02/2014 9:38:18 AM PST by glennaro
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To: marshmallow
FDRQ delenda est...
4 posted on 03/02/2014 9:38:48 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: glennaro

Yup. The kiddies should enjoy it. Until they want an explanation from you of backless chaps.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 9:40:15 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: marshmallow

Meanwhile in America...


6 posted on 03/02/2014 9:40:44 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: marshmallow

Dear Americans of Irish descent: Now you know how important you really are to the Democrat party.


7 posted on 03/02/2014 9:42:22 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: marshmallow

Good thing its still ok to taunt them and throw rotten fruit at them as they pass.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 9:44:03 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: BykrBayb

Case of the camel getting its nose inside the tent.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 9:49:29 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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They don't suspect a thing.

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Please Support Free Republic today.

10 posted on 03/02/2014 9:57:21 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Delta 21

Then they’ll play the victim.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 9:58:18 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: marshmallow

Because when you think of St. Patrick and Ireland, you think of gay people, right?


12 posted on 03/02/2014 10:06:45 AM PST by PGR88
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To: glennaro

They will just all wear leprechaun outfits, only with the backs of their pants cut out.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 10:11:21 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: marshmallow

Strange. I thought the parade was about Irish culture and not about sex.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 10:16:17 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: marshmallow

Then so can the KKK, Nazi’s and any other “respectable” groups!


15 posted on 03/02/2014 11:11:06 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Dear Americans of Irish descent: Now you know how important you really are to the Democrat party.
My ggGF came to NYC from Ireland in 1851. He became a union man and a Dem. So did his son, his grandson and great grandson. Then there was me.
I came back from Vietnam in '68, registered as a Dem to honor my family's heritage, then voted for Nixon.
I'm still registered a Dem - but have never voted for one in my life.
16 posted on 03/02/2014 11:11:23 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: marshmallow

Will they be allowed to wear their usual parade costumes? Just watch the typical Frisco homosexual pride parade.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 11:11:51 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: marshmallow

I’ll bet every homo who is allowed to march in the identified homo group will be thinking far more about furthering their agenda than he or she will be about celebrating St. Patrick. One thing I’ve notice with the homo advocacy groups is that it’s all about them. They are the most self-absorbed people in the country.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 11:17:22 AM PST by driftless2
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To: oh8eleven

Thank you for your service and thank you for never voting for a Dem.


19 posted on 03/02/2014 11:20:04 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: driftless2

Exactly. It’s part of the narcissism intrinsic to same-sex attraction disorder.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 11:21:36 AM PST by ReformationFan
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