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Party Registers Antigay Symbol as Logo

Party Registers Antigay Symbol as Logo


Gay rights activists are fired up after the far-right party National Rebirth of Poland registered two images as its logo, one being a sign that condemns gay male sex.

The small party registered a traditional Celtic cross, used by many conservative parties and movements around the world, according to Agence France-Presse. The other was an illustration of two men having anal sex, circled, with a line slashed across it. A court ruled in October that the party had the right to use the logo after a two-year legal effort.

However, Poland's first openly gay member of parliament, Robert Biedron, is calling for the country's justice ministry to reverse the decision. "Such symbols tap directly into fascist, neo-fascist and xenophobic traditions, and intolerance," he told reporters. Additionally, a top official in Poland's ruling Civic Platform party told Radio Zet that the symbol was "unacceptable."

Meanwhile, 80% of Poles oppose gay marriage and two thirds oppose gay rights demonstrations.

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