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Gay veterans won’t march in S. Boston parade

After a series of tense negotiations, Mayor Martin J. Walsh received a blow Wednesday with decisive news that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will not include a group of gay military veterans, as he had hoped.

MassEquality, an advocate for the gay community, signaled that any opportunity for compromise had reached a dead end and that its group of gay veterans will not march at the South Boston event Sunday. Walsh had hoped to march, but said he would do so only if gays are allowed.

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