CBS New York
Organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade say they’re ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.
President of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, said in March that the parade was not discriminating against the LGBT community, but rather does not allow any groups or banners expressing political or social causes of any kind.
“This is not the place for some political cause,” Donohue said. “It’s there to honor the patron saint of the Archdiocese of New York, St. Patrick. If you don’t agree that that’s what diversity means, then practice tolerance and go your own way.”