Kadima MK withdraws bill to ban Jerusalem pride parade
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Kadima MK withdraws bill to ban Jerusalem pride parade

Aryeh Bibi claims he meant to preserve public order, not alienate gay community

A marcher waves a Jewish Pride flag at Jerusalem's 2012 Gay Pride Parade. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)
A marcher waves a Jewish Pride flag at Jerusalem's 2012 Gay Pride Parade. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)

MK Aryeh Bibi (Kadima) has withdrawn his bill proposal that sought to prevent gay pride parades from being held in Jerusalem, as reported by Maariv.

The bill, according to Bibi, was not meant to offend the gay community, but rather to prevent public disturbances in the capital. He opted to not go ahead with the bill, he added, since his intentions were so misinterpreted.

Dror Mizrachi, the chairman of Meretz party’s gay forum hailed Bibi’s decision saying that he was pleased to see the homophobic proposal taken off the table. Maariv quoted Mizrachi as saying that a proposal such as this has its place with some parties in the Knesset, but Kadima is certaily not one of them.

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