Sam Adams Yanks Sponsorship of South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade
A few things come to mind when you think of Boston, and Samuel Adams beer is one of them. They took a big stand on Friday by pulling out of the big Southie parade because not everyone is allowed to participate.
CBS Boston reports that after negotiations to ensure that everyone (regardless of sexual orientation) would be able to march in the parade went south, Sam Adams decided to yank their sponsorship of one of the biggest St. Patty’s Day parades in the country.
In a statement that they released by Sam Adams they said:
We were hopeful an agreement could be reached to allow everyone, regardless of orientation, to participate in this parade. However, given the current status of the negotiations, this may not be possible. We stand with Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch, and other community leaders in our decision not to participate in this year’s parade.
You have to give Sam Adams credit for standing up for equality. Everyone should be allowed to march if they want to march, and what does sexual orientation have to do with not letting someone celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?