Skip to comments.Russia will not suspend anti-gay legislation for 2014 Sochi Olympic Games
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."
Craigslist will be monitored , LOL
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?
Heh heh. Vlad says, “Up yours, loser!” to Obama.
Mother Russia.....I have to say that I just find this to be too, too funny...
Vlad says to Obama...go pound sand you look like you like it
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?
So much for Men’s Figure Skating at the Olympics.
In your face, Obama.
Does this mean that nobama won’t be attending the games???
I stopped watching the Olympics a long long time ago ,I thought it was GAY
“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!”
Well, there goes men’s gymnastics
do they have men’s gymnastics? I really do not know.
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.
This is the winter Olympics. Gymnastics is in the summer. I’ve known a couple of men gymnastics. They’re incredibly strong.
I was thinking of the floor routines... heh
Sometimes it’s just a sport.
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..:-))
I suggest any perverts that go to Russia try real hard to hide it...............
That is a bald-faced lie. After that, I think it fair to discount whatever this "reporter" writes on any subject.
It’d be fun, though.
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.
Let’s hope the Ruskies stand strong on this. What a shame our country won’t.
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...
When it comes to human rights, you can’t beat them Russians.
My dad had some good old timey expressions
How do you bed a woman “by accident”?
You should ask local pool man or gardener.