Gays Will March in the St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Protesters picketed the exclusion of LGBT groups at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17, 2014.

Parade organizers announced yesterday that a gay group will march under an official banner in this years St. Patrick's day parade (Cardinal Timothy Dolan is the grand marshall of the parade). Why now, what led to the decision, and is it mere coincidence that the first group to gain acceptance is affiliated with major broadcaster and corporate sponsor NBC? Niall O'Dowd of and The Irish Voice discusses the decision, and long-time parade protester Allen Roskoff, President of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, a gay rights group, talks about how 2014 will be different.