Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 4:15 AM ET

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National Audio 4:15 AM ET

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NAT017 - (US-St-Patrick's-Parade-Gays) BOSTON. x-05s. The organizers of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade have scheduled an emergency meeting to reconsider shutting out a gay veterans group. The parade's decision this week to bar OutVets drew immediate condemnation on social media and from high-profile politicians. Attorney Chester Darling represents the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which runs the parade. He says the Council considers the OutVets' rainbow banner to be a political statement. ("..flag is.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: OutVets was first allowed to participate in the parade in 2015.

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NAT018 - (US-St-Patrick's-Parade-Gays) BOSTON. x-11s. The organizers of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade have scheduled an emergency meeting to reconsider shutting out a gay veterans group. …

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