St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York includes gay group, but protests persist

March 17, 2015 10:40 PM

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An openly gay organization marched for the first time in New York City’s St. Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday, although controversy over whether organizers had done enough to include LGBT participants lingered over the festivities.

Organizers announced last September that the group OUT@NBCUniversal, whose members work at the television network that broadcasts the parade, would be added to the parade's lineup, ending a ban on gay and lesbian participation in the city’s largest celebration of Irish American heritage.

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