Europe’s rights court rules against Russia in LGBT case

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07/16/2019

Europe’s rights court on Tuesday ruled against Russia over its refusal to register three associations, saying it was “unacceptable” to do so simply because they were defending LGBT rights. But one individual applicant’s complaint was rejected because of a campaign of insults and threats against the court in response to a previous ruling. Three associations, which promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, had taken Russia to the European Court of Human Rights after exhausting their legal options at home. Between 2006 and 2011, Rainbow House, the Movement for Marriage Equality and Sochi Pride House all tried to register as associations with the Russian authorities. One application was turned down on the grounds that the group would “destroy the moral values of society”, lead to a decrease in the population, and violate the rights of Russians who find any display of same-sex relations offensive.

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