MOSCOW, August 17 - RAPSI. The Moscow City Court's presidium refused to consider the appeal of Moscow gay parade founder Nikolay Alexeyev. Alexeyev filed the appeal against banning sexual minorities from holding rallies for the next 100 years, he told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com).
The activist said that the Moscow gay parade's organizers had notified city authorities about parades that are to be held in 2012 and also for the next 100 years on August 23, 2011. The organizers wanted all of the rallies to be held on Bolotnaya Square.
"After an extended period, the city refused to issue permits for the rallies for this year and for all of the next 100 years. They cited possible riots, as well as public opinion which came out against it," Alexeyev said.
The Moscow Tverskoy District Court ruled the citys decision legal, and later the Moscow City Court left the decision in force.
"The judge found no grounds for submitting the appeal to the Presidium for consideration," the courts press service told RAPSI.