Walsh May Boycott Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Gay Ban

February 27, 2014 1:57 PM
Walsh May Boycott Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Gay Ban
" BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he will boycott the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston, unless organizers allow gay and lesbian groups to march next month.

Stepping into a long-running controversy, the mayor is trying to broker a deal that would represent a major change in the parade.

Walsh talks to WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Matt Ledin play pause Walsh On St. Patrick's Parade Matt Ledin

It bases its exclusion of gay groups on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1995 that unanimously allowed organizers to keep those groups from participating "

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