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Russia will not suspend anti-gay legislation for 2014 Sochi Olympic Games
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | By Lee Moran

Posted on 07/31/2013 3:05:47 PM PDT by dennisw

Russia will not suspend anti-gay legislation for 2014 Sochi Olympic Games Despite pleas from the International Olympic Committee, the country says it cannot put its gay propaganda ban on hold. The law in effect makes it illegal to be homosexual — and athletes and coaches face arrest and deportation.

Vitaly Milonov, who co-sponsored the law that has been rolled out across Russia, said it would be impossible to "selectively enforce or suspend" the rules.

"It is acting in accordance with Russian law," he told Interfax.

The IOC, however, is continuing to campaign against the move, reports the Huffington Post.

"Sport is a human right and should be available to all regardless of race, sex or sexual orientation," a spokesman said in a statement.

It said the games should be "free of discrimination" and revealed the organization would "oppose in the strongest terms any move that would jeopardize this principle."


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1 posted on 07/31/2013 3:05:47 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

Craigslist will be monitored , LOL


2 posted on 07/31/2013 3:08:04 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: dennisw

Does this mean a goodly number of Olympic Games team members will have to stay home?

And for which countries will this be an excessive burden?


3 posted on 07/31/2013 3:08:45 PM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: dennisw

Heh heh. Vlad says, “Up yours, loser!” to Obama.


4 posted on 07/31/2013 3:08:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: molson209

Mother Russia.....I have to say that I just find this to be too, too funny...


5 posted on 07/31/2013 3:09:14 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Tax-chick

Vlad says to Obama...go pound sand you look like you like it


6 posted on 07/31/2013 3:10:33 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: alloysteel

all it means is that one cannot act homosexual in public....in reality, why is it so difficult to contain oneself when you’re on an international stage and have the opportunity to earn a gold medal, and maybe millions in endorsements?


7 posted on 07/31/2013 3:11:27 PM PDT by cherry
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To: dennisw

So much for Men’s Figure Skating at the Olympics.


8 posted on 07/31/2013 3:11:43 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: dennisw

Haha

In your face, Obama.


9 posted on 07/31/2013 3:12:31 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: dennisw

Does this mean that nobama won’t be attending the games???


10 posted on 07/31/2013 3:15:57 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

I stopped watching the Olympics a long long time ago ,I thought it was GAY


11 posted on 07/31/2013 3:18:42 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: dennisw

That, too.

“Pound sand” was a favorite saying of my father’s, to the extent that one of my children, when asked, “What does Grandad say?” would reply, “Pound sand!”


12 posted on 07/31/2013 3:19:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: Tax-chick

Well, there goes men’s gymnastics

er....

do they have men’s gymnastics? I really do not know.


13 posted on 07/31/2013 3:21:47 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ConservativeTeen
So much for Men’s Figure Skating at the Olympics.

And the gold for the men's figure skating goes to ... the Russian ice hockey team?

Well, it looks like they were the only ones left after the mass arrests Thursday. A couple of the pairs skaters tried to claim they swung both ways, but they weren't fooling anyone.

14 posted on 07/31/2013 3:24:11 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: GeronL

This is the winter Olympics. Gymnastics is in the summer. I’ve known a couple of men gymnastics. They’re incredibly strong.


15 posted on 07/31/2013 3:25:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: Tax-chick

I was thinking of the floor routines... heh


16 posted on 07/31/2013 3:28:17 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Sometimes it’s just a sport.


17 posted on 07/31/2013 3:30:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: GeronL

My friend’s son is a member of the US gymnastics Olympic team. He is in his early 20’s and bedded more woman by accident than most man could dream about..:-))


18 posted on 07/31/2013 3:30:02 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: Tax-chick

Putin/Palin 2016

/kidding


19 posted on 07/31/2013 3:34:51 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: dennisw

I suggest any perverts that go to Russia try real hard to hide it...............


20 posted on 07/31/2013 3:35:46 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: dennisw
The law in effect makes it illegal to be homosexual...

That is a bald-faced lie. After that, I think it fair to discount whatever this "reporter" writes on any subject.

21 posted on 07/31/2013 3:35:47 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It’d be fun, though.


22 posted on 07/31/2013 3:36:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: dennisw

The professional homosexualists are boycotting Russian vodka over this law, and I expect President Gay Marriage to pander to his base, pull a Jimmuh Carter and boycott the Russky Olympics.


23 posted on 07/31/2013 3:40:25 PM PDT by Argus
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To: dennisw

Let’s hope the Ruskies stand strong on this. What a shame our country won’t.


24 posted on 07/31/2013 3:43:14 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: dennisw

If the olympics were held in a mooselimb country that actively stoned gays, no one would whine on the gay lobby side....

Not a single one I bet....

But if I were a goat or a dancing boy near the olympic village I would be scared as hell...


25 posted on 07/31/2013 3:55:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: upchuck

When it comes to human rights, you can’t beat them Russians.


26 posted on 07/31/2013 4:29:14 PM PDT by Misterioso (The neat thing about being a nonvoter is that you don't have to give a damn about all of this.)
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To: Tax-chick

My dad had some good old timey expressions


27 posted on 07/31/2013 4:57:52 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: QQQQ

How do you bed a woman “by accident”?


28 posted on 07/31/2013 5:01:25 PM PDT by TheRobb7 ("Patriots don't negotiate the terms of our enslavement"--JimRob)
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To: TheRobb7

You should ask local pool man or gardener.


29 posted on 07/31/2013 8:51:18 PM PDT by QQQQ
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