Lithuanian court accepts appeal on LGBT march venue for emergency hearing

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court on Tuesday accepted an appeal by the Lithuanian Gay League against Vilnius authorities’ decision to bar an LGBT march from the capital’s central Gedimino Avenue.

“The emergency hearing of the appeal will take place at 2 PM on Wednesday,” Jolanta Talutienė, spokeswoman for the court, told BNS.

The Lithuanian Gay League had appealed against Vilnius City Municipality’s refusal to issue a permission for the March for Equality to be held on the central street, quoting security concerns.