Maureen Dahill calls on gays to be allowed march in South Boston Parade
On Friday afternoon Maureen Dahill, candidate for First Suffolk District State Senate, called upon the Allied War Veterans Council to allow gay and lesbian groups to march in this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Dahill is the first candidate out of South Boston to do so.
"It's time to show the thousands of people from all over the world who visit South Boston for the St. Patrick's Day Parade what a welcoming, inclusive neighborhood we have," said Dahill.
The state senate candidate also went on to encourage other South Boston politicians including Congressman Stephen Lynch, Councillor Bill Linehan, State Representative Nick Collins and State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry to join her call for an inclusive parade.
Dahill is a candidate for the special election for the 1st Suffolk State Senate seat. The primary election is April 30th. As founder and editor of Caught in Southie.com, a popular resource for the community as well as a vehicle for promoting small independent businesses, she has been credited for bridging the gap between new South Bostonians and lifelong South Boston residents.