Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - Today it was announced that the organizers of New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade have agreed to allow a gay contingent to march under its own banner for the first time in the parades 253 year history.   The prohibition on identified gay groups in the New York parade, which predates the birth of the United States, has made participation a political issue, causing New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to refuse to march this year, and Guinness beer to drop its sponsorship.  In a statement made available to The Associated Press, the private New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee said that OUT@NBCUniversal, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender resource group at the company that broadcasts the parade, would be marching up Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on March 17 under an identifying banner.  Joining us to discuss this news is Bill Donohue, the President and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization.

4:35pm ET - America is a nation in transition and with millennial’s marching into the workforce and electorate, America’s racial makeup, social and political values, and economic structures are changing to reflect this shifting demographic.  In The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown, Paul Taylor, the executive vice president of the Pew Research Center, examines a wide array of economic, demographic, and social political data, while profiling four generations of Americans to better explain the tectonic changes that America has gone through.  He joins us today to discuss his book.  You can also follow Paul on twitter.

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