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Group claims win in breaking parade ban on gays

An organization of South Boston nonprofits is claiming a victory in the long-running battle to allow gays to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, but organizers say that allowing the group to march does not change their ban on “openly gay demonstrations.”

The South Boston Association of Non-Profits announced Wednesday night that it had received permission to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade from the Allied War Veterans Council, which oversees the event. Bob Monahan, chairman of the nonprofits’ parade committee, said the approval was historic because they had made clear on their application that they are a group that celebrates inclusion for all members of the South Boston community.

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