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Russian Court Postpones Hearing Into Madonna Lawsuit


Madonna onstage in St. Petersburg
Madonna onstage in St. Petersburg
A court in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has postponed its hearing into a $10 million lawsuit against U.S. pop diva Madonna.

A group of antigay activists filed the lawsuit at the St. Petersburg court after Madonna expressed support for homosexuals during a performance in the city in August.

During the show, Madonna called on Russians to respect homosexual rights and passed out pink bracelets to concertgoers that she said represented tolerance for Russia's gay community.

The activists say the pop star broke a local law banning the propaganda of homosexuality to minors.

The court postponed the hearing to October 25 due to confusion over the organizers of Madonna's show, whom the activists are also suing along with the owners of the concert venue.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS

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