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Russian court throws out Madonna anti-gay claim

A Russian court rejected a $10 million (6.3 million pounds) compensation claim against U.S. pop star Madonna on Thursday by a group of anti-gay activists who accused her hurting their feelings by promoting homosexuality at a St. Petersburg concert.
Performing in black lingerie with the words 'No Fear' scrawled on her back, Madonna attacked a city law adopted in March that imposed fines for spreading homosexual 'propaganda'. She had earlier called the law a 'ridiculous atrocity'.
The activists based their case on a video recording where they claimed Madonna could be seen trampling on an Orthodox cross and asking spectators to raise their hands with pink bracelets in support of the gay movement.
Judge Vitaly Barkovsky did not explain his decision but also ruled the activists should compensate legal expenses to companies which organised Madonna's concert. The activists said they will appeal the court ruling.
'Our position is the same. We believe there was a case of the breach of law, namely gay propaganda among minors,' said activist Darya Dedova.
Homosexuality, punished with jail terms in the Soviet Union, was decriminalised in Russia in 1993, but much of the gay community remains underground as prejudice runs deep.

From Reuters Via Yahoo! News

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Nicky Prince of Pop

Madonna.! mein liebe, mein fan verein. Eine nie enden werdende Liebe. Forever number one!


Madonna fans forever number one
You can call us the champions of the world
Madonna forever number one
We´re much better than the rest


Gemeinsam werden wir nie untergeht Wenn wir mit euch zusammen seh´n


We walk alone in a narrow road
We give our all from the start
This game is hard but we don't give up
Because when we play we play for win.!!

Madonna fans forever number one
You can call us the champions of the world
Madonna forever number one
We´re much better than the rest

We keep the fighting to the end
It's the only way we know
We keep one the chance the winner takes it all
To be the best the only way we know.!!!


Gemeinsam werden wir nie untergeht Wenn wir mit euch zusammen seh´n


So now our story is often told
The fans of now the fans of all
All is one, we know will never fall, because when we sing we give it all

Madonna fans forever number one
You can call us the champions of the world
Madonna forever number one
We´re much better than the rest


Gemeinsam werden wir nie untergeht Wenn wir mit euch zusammen seh´n


xxx
:))

thePusher

Fuckers!!!

Felix Lee

Good thing the Russian court rejected that claim. Madonna is a performer. She doesn't do these things at her concerts to "hurt the feelings" of anybody. Would you really need $10 million as compensation for being offended by Madonna?

Kris Stanger

I don't know you, I only know who you are and what you've become from the worlds media and celebrity. Maybe there are things that are true and maybe there are things that aren't. Fuck em! You are a human being living your life, just like the rest of us. Thank-you Madonna for never being afraid and giving a fuck for over 20 yrs. and counting!!!!!! Behind you all the way! A fan from the beginning.

Cheers!!!!

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