2007-10-25 12:32:00

The ban to put out the flag of lesbians and gays in Town Hall Square justified by court

Vilnius, October 25, Interfax - Members of sexual minorities will not have an opportunity to fly their rainbow flag in Town Hall Square of Vilnius, Lithuania, to celebrate the opening of the European Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA-Europe) conference.

“The city government of Vilnius has reasonably cancelled the public action We Vote for all Colours of Life and flying the gay flag in Town Hall Square of Vilnius,” said the First Vilnius Local Court Office to Interfax.

The day before, the court considered complaint of the Gay League of Lithuania regarding the ban on the sexual minorities’ action in Town Hall Square. This decision was considered justified, since Town Hall Square is still under reconstruction.

Vilnius city government representatives proposed to administrators of the gay and lesbian conference to put out their flag indoors.

Members of Gay League said to journalists that they contemplated an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights with their complaint over the decision taken by Vilnius authorities and the court.