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Bill De Blasio Refuses To March In St. Patrick’s Day Parade That Mostly Excludes LGBT People

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said he won't march in the Manhattan St. Patrick's Day parade because the event organizers aren't inclusive of gay people. The AP reports parade organizers are allowing one group to march in this year's parad...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said he won’t march in the Manhattan St. Patrick’s Day parade because the event organizers aren’t inclusive of gay people.

The AP reports parade organizers are allowing one group to march in this year’s parade with an LGBT-themed banner, but for de Blasio, that’s not enough.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on February 3, 2015 in New York City. De Blasio focused particularly on affordable housing in the speech and also announced plans for a new ferry service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) | Andrew Burton via Getty Images

Additionally, some Irish leaders have condemned de Blasio’s long-delayed plan to ban horse carriages from city streets. Many of the carriage drivers are recent Irish immigrants.

Source: The Huffington Post (8282 Articles)
Written by Paige Lavender