Apparently they Just Need a While to Get Used to the Idea

Via the BBC:  Gay parades banned in Moscow for 100 years

Moscow’s top court has upheld a ban on gay pride marches in the Russian capital for the next 100 years.


The Moscow city government argues that the gay parade would risk causing public disorder and that most Muscovites do not support such an event.

But, you know, give them a century and maybe they will get used to the idea…

All snark aside, this is just further evidence (if anyone was looking for any) of the lack of democracy in Russia.  This is a basic example of the denial of the right to associate and assemble in public.  It is also an example of blatant discrimination of a minority group.

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  1. OzarkHullbilly says:

    I can’t wait for Tony Perkins to express his support for the actions of the Russian govt.

  2. rh says:

    Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association has already weighed in!

  3. @rh: Sometimes life and parody are altogether too similar.