Skip to comments.Mutko: Anti-gay law won't infringe on Olympics
Posted on 08/18/2013 7:04:25 AM PDT by don-o
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's law banning gay "propaganda" for minors won't infringe on the private lives of athletes and spectators at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, the country's sports minister said Sunday.
But Vitaly Mutko's comments on the final day of the athletics world championships leave it open as to whether Olympic athletes and fans could be subject to prosecution if they make statements that could be considered propaganda.
In a news conference on Sunday, Mutko appeared to liken homosexual relations to substance abuse.
"We want to protect our children whose psyches have not formed from the propaganda of drug use, drunkenness and non-traditional sexual relations," Mutko said.
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I 100% support the Russians on this. Children need to be protected.
I think these Olympics will be all about in your face gay gay gay ,but I always thought the Olympics was gay any way
“fans could be subject to prosecution if they make statements that could be considered propaganda.”
It has been said consistently that this law should not affect the Olympics because its about sport and not sexuality... I agree. So, if it is about sport, why the hell would you mention your sexuality or propagandize it? Keep your mouths shut and you’ll be fine.
Somehow, I think the GOPe will find a way to cave on this long before the Russans do.