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Catholic League quits St. Patrick's Day Parade after ban on gays ends
Catholic League quits St. Patrick's Day Parade after ban on gays ends

A New York City Catholic group has pulled out of next year's St. Patrick's Day parade, just a week after parade officials decided to allow a gay rights group to march in the event under its own banner. The Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights, which has marched in the parade for 20 years, made the announcement Thursday, claiming parade officials changed the rules to allow an LGBT group from NBC Universal to march under its own banner while refusing to let an antiabortion group do the same. "My reasons for withdrawing from the parade have nothing to do with Cardinal [Timothy] Dolan or with gays. It has to do with being betrayed by the parade committee,"...

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