Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Presidential homophobe gets taken to human rights court

Lech Kaczynski, second in the opinion polls at the moment for the race for the presidential palace, is being taken to court for denying Polish gays rights to free assembly.

Kaczynski, who is also the mayor of Warsaw, refused permission for a gay and lesbian pride march through the center of Warsaw this May. This is the second year in the row that Kaczka has let his bigotry get in the way of his duty to citizens of the Polish capital.

Outraged, gays, lesbians and human rights campaigners went ahead and had the march anyway.

Now, gay and lesbian associations here have lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal in the Hague accusing the mayor of civil rights abuses.

The European declaration on human rights protects the civil rights of gays and lesbians.

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