Gay groups welcome Mary McAleese’s stand over NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade

Marchers, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (far left), take part in the Queens St. Pat’s for All parade.

“The president has conveyed to the organizers her deep appreciation for the invitation as well as her very best wishes for the success of the parade in this significant anniversary year.”

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