NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17:  Revelers watch the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014 in New York City. Political controversy surrounded this year's parade, as New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio decided not to march due to the parade organizer's policy to ban participants that identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.  Heineken and Guinness announced earlier that they would drop their sponsorship of the parade for along the same reasons. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)