Beer Producers and Politicians March Out on St. Patrick’s Day Parades
Two of America’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades are less boozy this year. After parade organizers refused to let LGBT rights groups march as openly gay in New York City and Boston, Guinness, Sam Adams and Heineken all pulled sponsorships. To show their support for LGBT inclusion, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the city’s first Irish-American mayor in two decades, refused to march in Sunday’s parade, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was absent from today’s march. Martin and Bill, the next round’s on us.