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Madonna Is Now One Step Closer To Facing Trial For Support Of Pussy Riot

A trial has been set in motion for music icon and LGBT advocate Madonna after she showed support for music band Pussy Riot in Russia. Madonna is being sued by the Russian anti-gay groups for the sum of over ten million dollars that has now been approved by the St. Petersburg court system. Here’s more from the Examiner:

Members of the Union of Russian Citizens, the people’s Assembly and the New Great Russia party who submitted the lawsuit are being granted their wish by a St. Petersburg court, but not for the $10 million initially proposed. A $6.5 million lawsuit is being brought against Madonna because the groups believed she “crossed the line”. One activist, Darya Dedova, said back in August that the money won in the case will be donated to orphanages and stated that Madonna “had been warned with words that she should behave in line with the law and she ignored it”.

Madonna also supported Russian punk band Pussy Riot who were imprisoned for performing a song that criticized President Vladmir Putin in a church. She wore a ski mask and wrote the group’s name on her back and during her concert in Moscow, Madonna said she’d “pray for them” and then went on to sing Michael Jackson’s hit song Human Nature in a moment of symbolism for human equality.

As we reported initially, the lawsuit claimed that Madonna’s support of the now world famous group promoted their pro-gay stance and resulted in  “psychological stress and emotional shock”, to the citizens of Russia. Despite the approval by the courts, no date for the trail has been set.

What a joke. Most likely these extremists are trying to set a precident and make an example to all LGBT in Russia. I hope they lose and that Madonna counter-sues.

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Sly

Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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