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Gay rights group banned from Boston parade invited to Holyoke

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HOLYOKE, MA (WSHM) -

The gay rights advocacy group that was banned to walk in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade may be able to walk in one here in Western Mass. 

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has invited the group to walk in the city's March 23 parade.  

The group, MassEquality, was banned from walking in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade, so Morse extended an invite to the group to march in Holyoke's annual parade. 

But according to our media partner, Masslive/The Republican, Holyoke parade organizers said that entire group can't necessarily walk.

Organizers explained the deadline for participants for large groups to walk in the parade passed on Monday. 

However, smaller sponsored groups of three to four members can still march. 

If MassEquality is willing to follow the guidelines, they will likely be able to walk in the parade. 

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