Jerusalem mayor says he won't attend city's LGBT pride parade, citing religious sentiments

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 20, 2016 11:31

 
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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Wednesday said he will not attend the LGBT Pride Parade in the capital on Thursday, saying the event offends religious sentiments.

"I stand by their right to march, but we must remember that there are people who are offended from the existence of the parade," Barkat told Army Radio.



"Everyone always interprets this in a political manner," he said. "The sentiment of my public is important to me. I'm trying to see how I can take moves in favor of one part of the population without hurting the another."

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