Vienna’s Gay Traffic Lights are Staying Permanently: VIDEO

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Last week we reported that in advance of the Eurovision Awards and last weekend's Life Ball AIDS benefit, the city of Vienna changed its street lights so that they feature gay and lesbian couples.

Now comes word that the homo-traffic lights are staying permanently.

The AP reports:

Vienna Councilwoman Maria Vassilakou, in charge of traffic issues, says they will now remain. State broadcaster ORF quoted her Tuesday as saying they have already achieved cult status.

The right-wing Freedom Party says it will lodge a criminal complaint against Vassilakou for allegedly contravening traffic regulations and wasting taxpayers' money at a cost of 63,000 euros ($70,000.)

Watch a Euronews report on the traffic lights, AFTER THE JUMP