The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Poland was guilty of discrimination for banning a gay rights march in Warsaw in 2005, when current President Lech Kaczynski was mayor of the capital.
The court in Strasbourg ruled that the ban imposed by the Warsaw authorities discriminated sexual minorities and breached the right of assembly.
The case was filed to the Human Rights Court by the Equality Foundation. Chairman of the foundation, Tomasz Baczkowski, said this was a case 'not against Poland, but for Poland'.
He added that the verdict of the court is extremely important since it acknowledges that discrimination exists in Poland.
The president's office may appeal against the verdict.