Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, among Illinois governor candidates, refusing to join in Pride parade

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, among Illinois governor candidates, refusing to join in Pride parade

AURORA, Ailing. (TOC) — Pleasure Month is getting off to a rocky begin in west suburban Aurora.

Mayor Richard Irvin, who can also be operating for Illinois governor, is distancing himself from town’s Pleasure parade over a police uniform dispute.

This dispute continues to begin Pleasure Month June 1: Aurora Mayor and Republican candidate for governor Richard Irvin is not going to be in that parade on June 12, and is even pulling Aurora’s float from the occasion.

All of this comes as parade organizers forbid officers from marching of their uniforms.

The Aurora Pleasure group additionally is not going to participate within the Pleasure flag-raising ceremony held by metropolis officers.

RELATED: Richard Irvin dodges questions on abortion, Trump at 1st Chicago-area information convention

Irvin issued a press release late Tuesday, saying partly “The impacted officers and the command workers of the Aurora Police Division will not be in settlement with this, and I stand with our officers.”

The ACLU additionally chimed in on the dispute, saying it’s involved by reviews that authorities officers have apparently tried to strain the group, Aurora Pleasure, to change the composition of this 12 months’s Pleasure parade.

They went on to say it is within the group’s First Modification rights to guard the message of its parade, which incorporates the composition and look of marchers.

Irvin mentioned it is a primary precept of group policing to have town’s officers in uniform for an occasion like that, so each side proceed to disagree forward of the parade.

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