NYC officials boycott St. Patrick’s Day parade

NYC St. Patrick's Day paradeBY MORGAN WELCH
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Members of the New York City Council have joined Mayor Bill de Blasio in boycotting the city’s 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for its refusal to allow LGBT people to participate openly.

One of them, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, said “The St. Patrick’s Parade should be a time when all New Yorkers can come together and march openly as who they are — but right now that is not the case for the LGBT community.

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