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St. Patrick’s Day parade talks continue, Lynch says

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch said Saturday that negotiations were continuing on allowing a contingent of openly gay veterans to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day parade and that he thought there was a 50-50 chance that the group would march.

There should be a way to allow the gay veterans to be involved in the parade, Lynch said, and recognized for their service to the country. The South Boston congressman suggested that the controversy could prompt him to skip the parade, an event he has been marching in since he was 4 years old.

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