Guinness pulls sponsorship of New York's St Patrick's parade over gay ban

By Lisa Anderson | Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:45 PM

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation)—Guinness USA, one of the major sponsors of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, withdrew its support on the eve of the event because of the parade’s ban on marchers bearing gay rights banners.

The March 17 parade has been a target of protests since 1991 when its organizers forbade gay and lesbian groups from carrying banners or any other ...

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