regarding the parade
Why do LGBT groups want to march in the St. Patricks Day Parade, and why aren’t they allowed to? It’s a difficult question with no right answer. The intent of going to court over this absurd question was to keep sexuality out of the parade, but now sexuality consumes the parade. Every year the parade organizers deny LGBT groups the chance to march, and every year the media turns this fun day into a circus.
With homosexuals being able to serve this country openly, I think it’s past time for them to march in our parade openly. In fact, being an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran born and raised in South Boston, I would be proud to march alongside any veteran, no matter their skin color, religious beliefs, or sexuality. We should honor all veterans who fought for us; especially homosexuals, for, until recently, these brave men and women not only fought for our freedoms but had to hide their true identity to serve this country. If that isn’t true patriotism I don’t know what is.