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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston
Citation:515 U.S. 557 (1995)
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The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council is an unincorporated association of individuals elected from various South Boston veterans groups. The state courts found GLIB’s exclusion from the parade to be based on sexual orientation and ordered the group admitted to the parade. In 1993, after the council had refused to admit GLIB to the upcoming parade, the organization and its members filed suit against the Council and the city of Boston, alleging violations of the State and Federal Constitutions and of the state public accommodations law, which prohibits any distinction, discrimination or restriction on account of sexual orientation relative to the admission of any person to, or treatment in any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement.
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