Monday, June 27, 2005

A Parade in Jerusalem

A Jerusalem District court judge has overruled a ban on a gay pride parade. The parade, which is to take place in the city streets of Jerusalem, had been banned by the ultra-Orthodox mayor. The ban was supported by the ultra-Orthodox Jewish and Muslim communities, in a rare show of cooperation.

The reason for this post: where else in the Middle East would a judge perform an action like this? Where else is tolerance practiced in the region?