Police decision on J'lem gay parade due Wednesday

Jerusalem police will announce their decision on Wednesday whether to authorize a controversial gay pride parade scheduled to take place in the city next week, or confine it to a closed gathering, police said. The organizers of the event have said they would petition the High Court of Justice if police nixed their proposed parade route between two central parks in the city. The annual parade, which is being organized by Jerusalem's Gay and Lesbian Center, is slated to take place in the capital on June 21.