Beer brand Sam Adams pulls out of Boston St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Whether you decide to celebrate and get hammered today or you’re still suffering from a massive hangover from the weekend before, here is a fun fact about Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day for you – originally the beer brand Sam Adams was going to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, but they pulled out last minute because Mayor Walsh and Congressman Lynch stated that homosexuals would not be allowed to march in the parade this year:

“We were hopeful that both sides of this issue would be able to come to an agreement that would allow everyone, regardless of orientation, to participate in the parade.  But given the current status of the negotiations, we realize this may not be possible. “

It is admirable that Sam Adams was willing to give up business profits to stand up for their beliefs – although the beer brand has participated in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade for over a decade, they decided to resign from the parade in order to support homosexuality. Apparently MassEquality had several negotiations with the parade organisers, but the organisers said they could march as long as they did not identify themselves as a gay group and publicly display their sexual orientation.

For God’s Sake, St. Patrick’s Day is a party festival and not a serious political event! The organisers really need to tone down their homophobic beliefs and just allow everyone to participate in these events. They probably think that homosexuals will just get drunk, start displaying “undesirable behaviour” and make everyone uncomfortable, but whenever anyone is inebriated, anything could happen! Hopefully next year the organisers will be more open-minded and allow citizens of all orientations to march in this parade.

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