Sam Adams pulls out of Boston St. Patrick's parade

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BOSTON (AP) — The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade because organizers exclude gay groups.
Boston Beer Co. said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn't be reached between the gay rights advocacy group MassEquality and parade organizers that would have allowed gay veterans to march.
The decision also came a day after a bar in Boston's South End said it would no longer serve Sam Adams beer because of the brewer's affiliation with the parade, which is scheduled for Sunday.
Mayor Martin Walsh has been trying to broker a deal that would have allowed a gay group to march, but those negotiations broke down.

The parade organizers' phone went unanswered Friday.

Sam Adams pulls out of Boston St. Patrick's parade - seattlepi.com

The bigots are losing :D
 
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BOSTON (AP) — The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade because organizers exclude gay groups.
Boston Beer Co. said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn't be reached between the gay rights advocacy group MassEquality and parade organizers that would have allowed gay veterans to march.
The decision also came a day after a bar in Boston's South End said it would no longer serve Sam Adams beer because of the brewer's affiliation with the parade, which is scheduled for Sunday.
Mayor Martin Walsh has been trying to broker a deal that would have allowed a gay group to march, but those negotiations broke down.

The parade organizers' phone went unanswered Friday.

Sam Adams pulls out of Boston St. Patrick's parade - seattlepi.com

The bigots are losing :D

Well done.
 

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Why do Gay Groups want to be in the Irish Parade? What am I missing here?

Do the Irish demand to be in the Gay Parades?
 
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