The court of Samara region ordered the officials to re-consider an application for a gay parade

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The Zhigulevsk city court in Samara region ordered the local authorities to re-examine the notice on carrying out in Zhigulevsk procession, which, according to the organizers, should become the first in the history of Russia agreed the gay parade, said Tuesday RIA Novosti the representative of the court.

According to the court, published by the organizers of the action, the notice of the August 27 March «in support of tolerant attitude and respect for the rights and freedoms of persons of homosexual orientation and gender minorities in Russia» with the approximate number of participants to 300 people were served in the administration of the city Zhigulevsk of the Samara region on August 13. August 15, the organizers received a waiver in the event from local authorities, who referred to the law banning propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors. According to the court, the administration suggested that the applicants «to eliminate inconsistencies specified in the notice the purpose of conducting public events» requirements of the Federal law «On assemblies, rallies, demonstrations, processions and picketing». This decision of the organizers of the March appealed against in court.

«To declare illegal the administration’s proposal on elimination of the discrepancies specified in the notice the purpose of conducting a public event the requirements of the Federal law… to Oblige the administration of Zhigulevsk within three days of receipt of the decision of the court to re-examine the notice on holding the public event in the form of marches,» read a judgment the Agency interlocutor.

Earlier it was reported that the administration of the city of Novoulyanovsk Ulyanovsk region allowed to hold Russia’s first gay pride parade in the village of Yabluneve, home to seven people. However, later authorities have denied the information on the harmonization of the procession.

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