Once again GLBT are prohibited from marching as a group in the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Mass Equality and Join the Impact applied to march in the parade but were denied by parade sponsors (the Allied War Veterans Council). SCOTUS gave them the right to do so in the 1995 case Hurley vs. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Group of Boston.
[It is] emblematic of more life-altering rejection that LGBT people face in Massachusetts every day.
I think this is the work we do every day of changing hearts and minds. There will be a day when we will be welcomed in this parade.
--Kara Suffredini, MassEquality
It’s a family event, and we strongly discourage people drinking along the parade route.Ah…a family event. No wonder GLBT people aren't allowed.
--Ed Flynn, commander of the Allied War Veterans Council
So I can't put this creation to rest just yet.