advocates have accused the Bristol, England, city
council of discrimination, the Press Association
Newsfile reported Monday.
comes in response to the city's plans to trim foliage
in Bristol Downs, a city park frequented by gay men
meeting for sex.
According to the
Press Association, a council report on the
management of Bristol Downs describes the disagreement:
"Concerns were expressed by the
council's Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Group ...
that this action was potentially discriminating
against gay and bisexual men."
Association reported that downs committee member Peter
Abraham told the Bristol Evening Post that he
finds it "offensive to suggest that by taking
this action -- which might stop people collecting to
carry out what some might describe as illegal acts and
certainly offensive behavior -- you are being
committee and police are in talks to resolve the matter.