Defending the family

California City Allows Parade Despite Homosexual Group's Objections and Protests

A Southern California city granted a private group a permit Wednesday night to hold a Vietnamese new year's parade, despite objections over its exclusion of the community's gay and lesbian residents.

Members of a gay and lesbian group pleaded with the Westminster City Council to deny the permit to the Vietnamese American Federation of Southern California at a meeting, but the vote to grant it was unanimous.

(One Councilman stated on the record) "(Councilwoman) "Carey said she's spent her life "fighting against discrimination, but having said that, I took an oath to support the constitution and First Amendment rights. As egregious as this is, I have to support this."

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