NYC St. Pat's parade proceeds amid protests

Many are boycoting the annual parade because organizers

Many are boycoting the annual parade because organizers refuse to let participants carry pro-gay signs. (March 17, 2014 12:20 PM)

New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade has stepped off without Mayor Bill de Blasio marching along with the crowds of kilted Irish Americans and bagpipers amid a dispute over whether participants can carry pro-gay signs.

The parade set off down Fifth Avenue on a cold Monday morning.

De Blasio's decision underscores political tensions over gay rights issues in the U.S. Boston Mayor...

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