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Controversy at NY St. Patrick's Day parade over exclusion of gays

Controversy at NY St Patricks Day parade over exclusion of gays
01/09
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A group of protesters lined up along Fifth Avenue to highlight the fact that the organizational committee for the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade does not allow openly gay groups to participate in the parade.
Controversy at NY St Patricks Day parade over exclusion of gays
02/09
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A conflict has been brewing for several years over the inclusion of openly gay groups in New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade. A group has since started an alternative parade in which members of the LGBT community are allowed to march.
Controversy at NY St Patricks Day parade over exclusion of gays
03/09
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Members of New York City's police department march past a group of protesters demanding the inclusion of openly gay groups in the parade, as they participate in the St. Patrick's Day parade.
Controversy at NY St Patricks Day parade over exclusion of gays
04/09
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New Yorkers dress up in green to watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade along Fifth Avenue even as controversy over the inclusion of openly gay groups in the event is brewing.
Controversy at NY St Patricks Day parade over exclusion of gays
05/09
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New Yorkers of all stripes line the parade route for the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Controversy at NY St Patricks Day parade over exclusion of gays
06/09
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New Yorkers of all stripes line up along Fifth Avenue to view the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Controversy at NY St Patricks Day parade over exclusion of gays
07/09
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Members of NYPD's Emerald Society, for police officers of Irish descent, march up Fifth Avenue in New York's 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Their group is one of the primary opponents to the inclusion of gay groups in the event.
Controversy at NY St Patricks Day parade over exclusion of gays
08/09
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A member of An Garda Siochana, Ireland's national police, reads the signs of protesters demanding the inclusion of gay groups in the official St. Patrick's Day parade as she marches up Fifth Avenue.
Controversy at NY St Patricks Day parade over exclusion of gays
09/09
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Bag pipers of NYPD's Emerald Society, for police officers of Irish descent, march up Fifth Avenue in New York's 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Their group is pointed to as one of the key opponents to the inclusion of gays in the event.
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Steeped in 252 years of tradition, New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade still excludes openly gay groups from participating in its annual event. A group of protesters lined the parade route with signs confronting organizers on the issue.

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