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St. Patrick's Day Parade held in NYC amid tensions over LGBT inclusion

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio was

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio was to become the first mayor in decades to sit out the city's traditional St. Patrick's Day parade over a dispute involving whether march participants can carry pro-gay signs. (March 17, 2014 5:56 PM)

A weekend of St. Patrick's Day revelry and tensions over the exclusion of gays in some of the celebrations culminated Monday in New York, where the world's largest parade celebrating Irish heritage stepped off without the city's new mayor and Guinness beer amid a dispute over whether participants can carry pro-gay signs. The parade of kilted Irish-Americans and bagpipers set off on a cold, gray...

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