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what is the backstory on all of this?





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lsut2005
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Comus can roll. They choose not to at this point because they'd rather not deal with the political bs that might come with it. They're perfectly fine not rolling. If they city asks them to return, I think they would definitely consider it. I hope they roll again. I'd love to be standing next to my father on a float 10 years from now. It's definitely something I'd very much like to experience.


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what is the backstory on all of this?


It all started out with a cinnamon roll. The rest is history and tradition.






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TheIrishFro
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what is the backstory on all of this?


I'm surprised you don't know. This is from Wikipedia and sums it all up pretty nicely

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In 1991 the New Orleans city council passed an ordinance that required social organizations, including Mardi Gras Krewes, to certify publicly that they did not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, in order to obtain parade permits and other public licensure. In effect, the ordinance required these, and other, private social groups to abandon their traditional code of secrecy and identify their members for the city's Human Relations Commission. The Comus organization (along with Momus and Proteus, other 19th century Krewes) withdrew from parading rather than identify its membership. Two federal courts later declared that the ordinance was an unconstitutional infringement on First Amendment rights of free association, and an unwarranted intrusion on the privacy of the groups subject to the ordinance. The decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals appears at volume 42, page 1483 of the Federal Reporter (3rd Series), or 42 F.3d 1483 (5th Cir. 1995). The Supreme Court refused to hear the city's appeal from this decision. Despite this, the krewe has not returned to the streets to parade. (Proteus later returned.) The Mistick Krewe of Comus still holds an annual ball on Mardi Gras night.


It was Dorothy Mae Taylor of the City Council that really pushed this through. Comus traditionally since the 19th century was the last parade to roll on Mardi Gras night. That's the reason there still hasn't been any parade Mardi Gras night.






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Actually there was a parade, the Krewe of America that was started after Comus stopped rolling, but to my best recollection they paraded twice and are now defunct.





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vl100butch
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re: Will Comus ever parade again?


if you've ever seen Comus....who cares, a bunch of cheap old rich farts who didn't throw shite and zoomed down the parade route....with one or two marching units...

a final parade to close things out would be nice, but i have to tell you...people are burned out by that point...

Comus doesn't want to change with the times, let them die out...might take another generation or two, but with post-Katrina New Orleans, who your great-great grandfather was is going to matter a lot less...






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Wooly
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yea, comus will never die out.... you have any idea how.big.of an honor it is to be a member? no one turns it down





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lsut2005
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let them die out.


You're a complete dumbass.






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saintsfan22
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Don't think he means the members he means the mindset.





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Bestbank Tiger
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Last year the Queen of Comus had to be switched for Queen of Rex because she had a black boyfriend. It shook up the Uptown elite


Wow! What a gaggle of pathetic losers to get their panties in a bunch over something like that.






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vl100butch
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yea, comus will never die out.... you have any idea how.big.of an honor it is to be a member? no one turns it down


just watch what happens over the next 10-20 years as all the young people who have moved into New Orleans start moving into positions of power....

you say Comus is a big honor, ok....but they are going to have to broaden their membership base to keep their numbers and that is the type of change i'm talking about or they'll die out....






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Bestbank Tiger
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Comus wants to keep it elite and hell that is their choice


They can and do

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it's their parade


But it's not their street. Unless they want to roll on Audubon Place, public rights of way belong to everyone.






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Bestbank Tiger
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You're a complete dumbass.


Says the guy who wishes for the eternal perdition of someone's soul because a racist organization has to remain private






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lsut2005
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Comus has been around for 157 years, since 1856. You're absurd if you think they'll die out or have problems "keeping their numbers." Sorry bud, but as long as Nola is around, Comus will be around.


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Wooly
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comus will never change, and they dont give a shite about their numbers.

they dont invite people to be members who are new to the city... so no






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USMCTiger03
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frick Comus. Is there anything more irrelevant?





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vl100butch
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Comus has been around for 157 years, since 1856. You're absurd if you think they'll die out or have problems "keeping their numbers." Sorry bud, but as long as Nola is around, Comus will be around.


Comus may still be around, but it won't be your father's Comus....as an earlier poster said, the mindset has to change about who they admit...

demography has a power all it's own and tie that in with economics and changes in the New Orleans economy, that's why I'm saying Comus will have to adapt or die....






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touchdownjeebus
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no one turns it down


That's not true...






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lsut2005
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But it's not their street. Unless they want to roll on Audubon Place, public rights of way belong to everyone.


The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the old line krewes. So they have every right to parade if they choose to do so.






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Wooly
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considering they only invite people to be members of they have expressed they want to be a member....

not talking about being invited to go to the ball, anyone can get invited to that.... talking about being a member






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