Europe’s human rights court rejected Poland’s appeal over their 2005 Warsaw Pride ban:
Euro MP Michael Cashman has welcomed the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to uphold its previous verdict against the Polish Government and the ban by the Warsaw city authorities of the cityâ€™s Gay Pride in 2005.
The ban came while Lech Kaczynski was mayor of Warsaw. Later that year, he was elected President of Poland.
â€œThis ruling can now be added to a growing list of actions being undertaken by the European institutions to defend the fundamental freedoms of not just Polish LGBT individuals, but of all European individuals,â€ Mr. Cashman, president of the Parliamentâ€™s gay and lesbian rights â€˜Intergroupâ€™, said this afternoon.
Take that, Kaczynski!