February 8, 2014

To the Editor:

I agree and hope that the City Council could hold hearings on the premise that city uniforms should only be worn in parades that support city laws (“In St. Pat’s Dispute, Free Speech is Not the Issue,” by Paul Schindler, Mar. 5). This may help transform things for the 2015 season. Other groups have already “evolved” on this issue, and maybe next year Irish LGBT groups will be able to march in that St. Patrick’s Parade along with the mayor and city employees in uniform. If the parade organizers evolve into becoming an inclusive Irish parade and not a discriminatory Catholic parade, then all New Yorkers can be Irish for the day. For the past two years, the Salute to Israel Parade had LGBT groups marching with Rainbow T-Shirts and banners saluting Israel.

Rick Landman, Esq.



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