Turkey Gay Trial Postponed

A Turkish judge postponed the trial against Lambda Istanbul. The legal brouhaha began when Governor Muammer Güler accused the gay group of violating the nation’s constitutional, familial “morality”. Lawyer Firat Söyle calls Güler’s assessment garbage:

The association is the expression of an organisation, an institution which has been formed in order to make people’s voices heard. The governor’s ‘moral’ justification can be interpreted very widely, and it is unacceptable in Turkish law and international conventions that a legally formed association could be closed for that reason.

The trial, which was meant to start yesterday, has been pushed back to January 31st.