Steve Williams from Care2.com reports:
Group Veterans for Peace, who say they were denied a place alongside other vets in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade because organizers said their pacifist message was not compatible with the event, are to hold their own parade and they are inviting gay groups, who endure a long-standing ban since the 90s, to march with them.
The group applied for a place with other veterans in January, but were surprised to find their application was turned down. The Boston Channel quotes Pat Scanion of Veterans For Peace saying, “When I asked why they didn’t grant our application, they say they did not want to have the word peace associated with the word vets.” He goes on to add, “I’m a Vietnam vet. I think that’s an outrageous statement.”
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