Judges in the Russian capital, Moscow, yesterday upheld the city councils decision to ban gay prides for the next 100 years.
Nikolay Alexeyev, a pro-gay activist in Russia, had appealed to Moscow’s High Court to try and overturn the ban, but with no success.
He plans to take to take his next appeal to the European High Court.
He told Interfax-religion.com “We will appeal against the actions taken by the Russian authorities, which have banned gay pride parades in Moscow for the next 100 years, in the European Court of Human Rights in the nearest future.”
The city has placed bans on gay parades before, which was considered discriminatory when the European Court looked it at. Alexeyev is also protesting against the city of St Petersburg decision to ban on spreading ‘homosexual propaganda’.
Moscow city council said the reason for the ban was potential civil unrest, based on public opinion of the majority of the cities residents, who oppose gay parades in the city.