Knesset approves 'Gay Pride' bills

Thursday, June 07, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

Israel's Knesset on Wednesday voted in favor of two bills that would severely curtail the homosexual community's ability to flaunt their perverse lifestyle before the rest of the country.

The first bill would provide the Jerusalem City Council the authority to ban any public event that would offend public sensitivities in the holy city. Israel's homosexual community has been trying for more than a year to hold a gay “pride” parade in the capital.

The second bill calls for banning mass homosexual public events anywhere in Israel.

Both bills passed their first reading by a large margin, but must now go through two additional readings before passing into law.

Gay community leaders called the bills an assault on democracy in Israel.

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