St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Let’s Forget About Marching — Instead, Let’s Talk

For a brief moment, there seemed to be a breakthrough in the decades-old stalemate between the organizers of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and LGBTQ groups striving to march in the annual event. The apparent deal, brokered by Boston’s new mayor, Marty Walsh, purportedly permitted LGBTQ groups to march so long as they avoided wearing clothing or holding signs that refer to sexual orientation.

Read the rest of this Op-Ed by Prof. Bordone and Shane Hunt ’15 on WBUR’s Cognoscenti.