Deal held up over gays marching in Boston parade

Mar 3, 2014 Full story: Berkshire Eagle 41

A gay rights advocacy group said Monday that it is pushing for gay people to be allowed to march "openly and honestly" in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade, but an agreement has not been reached with parade organizers.

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#1 Mar 4, 2014
So march (peaceably) alongside.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#2 Mar 4, 2014
snyper wrote:
So march (peaceably) alongside.
Yes, put your arrogance on display. I think the parade organizers are having second thoughts and I can't say that I blame them.
Milton

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#3 Mar 4, 2014
snyper wrote:
So march (peaceably) alongside.
Or better yet go march in the gay pride parade where you belong.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Mar 4, 2014
I know the solution: Let them carry a multi-colored striped flag. But leave out orange.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#5 Mar 4, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Yes, put your arrogance on display. I think the parade organizers are having second thoughts and I can't say that I blame them.
You put your arrogance on display every day on this forum. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#6 Mar 4, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>You put your arrogance on display every day on this forum. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
What's wrong with just marching as a person who served their country?
Why is it necessary to emphasize your sexuality?
Should every participant in the parade carry a sign revealing their sexual orientation, their religion, place of birth, race, the religion they follow? How screwed up would that be?

Since this parade seems to be dominating the local news I hope the organizers realize that they made a mistake and withdraw their offer to allow these people to march. This parade is no place for homosexuals to make a statement.
hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#7 Mar 4, 2014
Ooooh, how DARE gays be visible! Yeah, know what? Kentucky just decided to *appeal* a decision that demands they recognize gay marriages from other states; the world realizes what a howl that is, right?

Right?

Under what circumstances would the state ever BOTHER to appeal such a ruling? Oh, wait, when it's gay people, that's when.

I hope they continue to be so in everybody's face that people can't stand it. The antigay are, by this time, being purely stupid, absolutely nothing more and nothing less. They won't leave this alone and they wonder why the gay and pro-gay continue to behave as they do. I do wonder how anyone but a dolt could not comprehend this; of course the gay and pro-gay will continue to fight in every way possible.

Kentucky has decided to appeal a ruling which is a non-issue, for god's sake. Give me a break. Christ.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#8 Mar 4, 2014
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
What's wrong with just marching as a person who served their country?
Why is it necessary to emphasize your sexuality?
Should every participant in the parade carry a sign revealing their sexual orientation, their religion, place of birth, race, the religion they follow? How screwed up would that be?
Since this parade seems to be dominating the local news I hope the organizers realize that they made a mistake and withdraw their offer to allow these people to march. This parade is no place for homosexuals to make a statement.
So are all groups marching prevented from stating whom they represent? Wills the Southie Marching Band be prevented from wearing their uniforms? Can't have school rivalry taking away from the celebration of Irishness, now, can we? Will the Boy Scouts have to leave their uniforms at home?

Last time I checked, having a parade was ALL ABOUT showing solidarity between different groups. And gay veterans have as much right to walk in a veteran's parade as anyone else--especially the many groups that include no veterans, but march to show their support.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#9 Mar 4, 2014
Here's a GREAT article about what St. Patrick's Day in South Boston is REALLY about. And it's got little to do with what the parade organizers want you to believe.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/03/04/y...

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#10 Mar 4, 2014
BTW: The parade organizers have walked away.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/2014/03/04/patrick...
Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Mar 4, 2014
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
What's wrong with just marching as a person who served their country?
Why is it necessary to emphasize your sexuality?
Should every participant in the parade carry a sign revealing their sexual orientation, their religion, place of birth, race, the religion they follow? How screwed up would that be?
Since this parade seems to be dominating the local news I hope the organizers realize that they made a mistake and withdraw their offer to allow these people to march. This parade is no place for homosexuals to make a statement.
Hey psychosexually sick bigot, lots of parades already do specifically emphasize religion, race or ethnic identity. Like the fcking one we're discussing, you cretin. Go whine about Columbus Day or Puerto Rican Day or Israel Day parades, you pos.

When we finish neutralizing you stupid mullahs completely and have equal glbt rights then perhaps Pride Parades will morph into general Carnivale or Halloween or Mardi Gras type events. Str8 people can already participate in Pride Parades now, so there's no hurry to make this adjustment.

You are very, very sick, but that doesn't mean you freeeks won't be held to account for your ignorant, lying, defamatory bigotry.
Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Mar 4, 2014
The key is just as with NY and with the bigot Boy Scouts - Get politicians and corporations to avoid the bigoted thing or participate instead in a parallel, inclusive event.

Those organizers will change their tune right quick.

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#13 Mar 4, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Yes, put your arrogance on display. I think the parade organizers are having second thoughts and I can't say that I blame them.
Arrogating what, precisely?

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#14 Mar 4, 2014
Milton wrote:
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Or better yet go march in the gay pride parade where you belong.
As co-sovereign Irish-American Citizens, we "belong" wherever we damn well please, crosspatch.

You don't really get the whole American Freedom and Equality idea, do ya.

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#15 Mar 4, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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What's wrong with just marching as a person who served their country?
Why is it necessary to emphasize your sexuality?
Should every participant in the parade carry a sign revealing their sexual orientation, their religion, place of birth, race, the religion they follow? How screwed up would that be?
Since this parade seems to be dominating the local news I hope the organizers realize that they made a mistake and withdraw their offer to allow these people to march. This parade is no place for homosexuals to make a statement.
You seem to want to make an issue of it ... so we FIGHT.

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#16 Mar 4, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
I know the solution: Let them carry a multi-colored striped flag. But leave out orange.
Oh now that's a good one!

ROFL!

Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#17 Mar 5, 2014
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
What's wrong with just marching as a person who served their country?
Why is it necessary to emphasize your sexuality?
Should every participant in the parade carry a sign revealing their sexual orientation, their religion, place of birth, race, the religion they follow? How screwed up would that be?
Since this parade seems to be dominating the local news I hope the organizers realize that they made a mistake and withdraw their offer to allow these people to march. This parade is no place for homosexuals to make a statement.
Yep....."homosexuals should not be seen or heard." That's your motto. We are a part of society like everyone else. The fact that same sex marriage is being legalized and gays can serve openly in the military shows just how unimportant your point of view is becoming. Welcome to 2014,
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Mar 5, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>Yep....."homosexu als should not be seen or heard." That's your motto. We are a part of society like everyone else. The fact that same sex marriage is being legalized and gays can serve openly in the military shows just how unimportant your point of view is becoming. Welcome to 2014,
It is actually homophobes who will be seen and not heard. Already the social and employment consequences of being an abject bigot are too high in most mainstream venues for them to spout off in public.

This is in keeping with all the other reversals we see when we examine the homophobes' defamations over the decades:

It is the homophobes who abuse children (mentally, primarily, by defaming glbt people,) are mentally disturbed, are immoral, and increasingly are lawbreakers.

All things they've claimed about glbt people.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#19 Mar 5, 2014
snyper wrote:
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You seem to want to make an issue of it ... so we FIGHT.
What's wrong with just marching as a person who served their country?
Gays want to make an issue of it, they lost. The parade organizers told them to get lost.
Turns out the problem with marching as a gay veteran was they couldn't produce any gay veterans. So much for "openly and honestly"

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#20 Mar 5, 2014
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
What's wrong with just marching as a person who served their country?
Gays want to make an issue of it, they lost. The parade organizers told them to get lost.
Turns out the problem with marching as a gay veteran was they couldn't produce any gay veterans. So much for "openly and honestly"
Why should anyone other than a veteran be allowed to march in uniform?

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