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  Sivan 20, 5767 , 06/06/07

Bill Aimed at Banning Gay Parade Passes First Reading

The Knesset has passed on first reading a bill that is aimed at banning homosexuals from parading in Jerusalem. The bill was sponsored by National Union Knesset Member Eliyahu Gabbai and grants the Jerusalem municipality the power to prevent parades that are considered offensive.

Police have authorized the parade but officials have added they may rescind the permit for reasons of public security.

Meretz faction leader MK Zahava Gal-On condemned the proposed law, saying that "the right of expression is the right of all groups." She warned that "the sword that is aimed at one group today could be aimed at another tomorrow."
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