Monday, June 11, 2007

LPR: 'Let gays and lesbians pay for their parades'

Junior coalition partner, League of Polish Families (LPR) proposes that gays and lesbians be allowed to organise parades in cities as long as they pay for those demonstrations themselves.

"Homosexuals who want to manifest their views in the streets will have to bear the cost of providing security during such demonstrations", proposes LPR.

"The expenses are high and they should be covered by the organisers of those demonstrations", Przemysław Andrejuk of LPR says.

Gays and lesbians maintain that their parades along the streets of Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan do not cause any losses or damages. In facy, the say, the parades bring money to the cities.

"Last year’s parade in Warsaw earned the city almost 1.2 million zloty in revenues", representatives of the Campaign Against Homophobia believe.

Lawyers add that even if homosexuals’ demonstrations are a significant cost in the state budget, organisers must not be charged for them. "It would be discriminating against minorities’ rights", Ryszard Piotrowski, a constitutional lawyer from Warsaw University told "Życie Warszawy".
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