The luck of the Irish is wearing thin as more and more companies sanction America's top two St. Patrick's Day Parades. The annual celebrations in the cities of Boston and New York City respectively are cultural and community staples. The Irish-Catholics in those cities hold the parade to show their resilience, pride and acceptance. However, parade organizers refuse to allow those who openly consider themselves gay to participate in the festivities.

What are the parade organizers so afraid of? God-forbid the gays hold hands, smile, and kiss like the heterosexuals. Maybe they think the world will skip a beat. But judging from past parade controversy's like out-and-proud servicemen and women marching in uniform in the 2012 San Diego Gay Pride Parade, nothing bad would happen.

Contrary to religious hardliners beliefs system, there is no "gay mafia" bullying parade organizers into submission. However, by excluding the LGBT community from a public gathering such as the Boston and NYC Saint Patty's Day Parade, bad things happen. Now these bad things aren't really anything terrible at all, they really just show who is this country is progressive. Popular beers companies, Guinness, Heineken and Sam Adams, happen to be among the progressive and inclusive groups that pulled out of the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Guinness released a statement announcing its decision.

"We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year's parade," the statement reads. "As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation."

LGBT advocacy group GLAAD applauded the decision.

"Today, Guinness sent a strong message to its customers and employees; discrimination should never be celebrated." 

"I want to commend Guinness, Sam Adams and Heineken for taking a stand on behalf of the LGBT community who should be able to march openly and proudly in the St. Patrick's Day Parade," NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito wrote.

Other people to boycott the parade include NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh both declined invitations to attend. Both are democrats.

Do you agree with the parade organizers stance? Or do you support the growing call for LGBT rights and acceptance no matter the venue? Let us know in the comment section below.