Guinness Drops St. Patrick's Day Parade Sponsorship in NYC

Heineken has also bowed out over ban on parade marchers who carry LGBT or gay-friendly signs.
3:00 | 03/17/14

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They were doing a little free gaming at the emerald in on the upper west side -- and Irish club in the grandest tradition. And at the heart of it all look cool pint of Guinness tap. On the old fashioned way Irish tradition and a company that tonight -- -- new fan. It's a huge deal for the other BT community because in fighting the homophobia of the parade for so long. -- a longtime sponsor of the annual Saint Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue with -- with sponsorship today. Because of the parade refusal to allow gay and lesbian groups to march. In a statement today Guinness said we were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year's parade as this has not come to pass. Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue to work with community leaders. To ensure that future parades haven't inclusion -- policy. They've been fighting on this issue for this will be the 23 year in New York City and it's not over until every -- -- beekeepers and can march down the street. Behind a banner that says they are as a full an openly included member of the community. Some faults with the parade say it's not placed -- -- -- sexual orientation. The Saint Patrick's Day parade is to recognize him -- people can march in the parade within groups. But without any political science and I think that's appropriate -- to -- -- will not march in the parade but some think losing the -- sponsorship is even bigger. Because it hurt the parade in the purse -- -- -- massive massive sponsor. It's a lot of money Heineken dropped out. And other sponsors will be feeling the pressure as well.

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