Gay Vets Can March In Boston St. Patrick's Parade

The sponsors of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will allow a group representing the gay community to participate.

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which has long resisted the inclusion of gay groups and won a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1995 upholding their right to ban them from the annual parade that draws hundreds of thousands of spectators, voted 5-4 on Monday night to allow the group OutVets to march in the parade scheduled for March 15.

They will be allowed to carry a blue banner with five white stars representing the branches of the military and six vertical rainbow stripes. The group represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender veterans and participated in the city’s Veterans Day parade last month.

If they are vets, why can’t they just march as vets?

I still can’t understand why they decided to allow advocacy of any kind. I don’t care if it’s something I detest or something I strongly support, there are thousands of other opportunities to advocate disputed POV’s.

I suppose when there’s an agenda to be had, all reason and prudence is but an obstacle.

When our cat or dog gets sick, I don’t care what the sexual orientation is of the Doctor, I just want our animal to get better.

War veterans are not veterinarians.

Wrong!!! you can be a war veteran AND veterinarian.

Thanks for making me laugh!

But who is going to vet the vets? :shrug:

We really can’t allow a vet who is not a vet to vet your dog for doggy diseases, now can we?

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