The City of Boston Credit Union announced today it's dropping out of the St. Patrick's Day parade because of the exclusion of OutVets:
City of Boston Credit Union is extremely saddened by the decision of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council to deny the OUTVETS organization a place in this year’s South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Credit Union was prepared to sponsor and participate in this year’s parade, however, with the unveiling of the Council’s vote this week to exclude this group of veterans the Credit Union is no longer considering sponsorship or participation. City of Boston Credit Union takes pride in working with community organizations that welcome all people, with no room for discrimination. As a gesture of respect and appreciation for the service and sacrifices of all veterans City of Boston Credit Union will donate the funds which were allocated for the parade to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans and other veteran organizations.
The Allied War Veterans Council board is expected to meet tonight to reconsider its decision to bar OutVets from the parade.