Moscow's gay pride ban for 100 years

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The Independent Online

Moscow's highest court has upheld a ban on gay pride marches for the next 100 years due to a perceived risk of public disorder.

The decision was made after an application to hold the parade on August 23 and every year for the next century. Russia's foremost gay-rights campaigner, Nikolay Alexeyev, above, promised to take the case to the European Court of Human Rights after the decision yesterday. A previous ban on gay pride marches in the Russian capital between 2006 and 2008 was previously declared unlawful by the European Court.