Thousands attended LGBT Pride parades
this weekend in Warsaw, Poland and Bucharest, Romania.
According to the
AP, a “party-like atmosphere” prevailed in Warsaw.
Michal Niepielski, who attended
Saturday's parade, said: “The worse the political atmosphere, the
better the atmosphere at the parade.”
In Romania, attendees celebrated an
European Union finding that all EU states must recognize the
marriages of same-sex couples. Plaintiffs in the case were a
Romanian man who married his American husband in Brussels in 2010.
court: Member states must recognize marriages of gay couples.)
Romania and Poland are among the six EU
nations where gay and lesbian couples can neither marry nor enter a
civil partnership. The other countries include Slovakia, Bulgaria,
Lithuania and Latvia.
Poland is expected to host 12 Pride
marches this year, including five in cities holding them for the