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Mutko: Anti-gay law won't infringe on Olympics
AP via Evansville CourierPress ^ | August 18, 2013 | JIM HEINTZ

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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1 posted on 08/18/2013 7:04:25 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

I 100% support the Russians on this. Children need to be protected.


2 posted on 08/18/2013 7:08:57 AM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: don-o

I think these Olympics will be all about in your face gay gay gay ,but I always thought the Olympics was gay any way


3 posted on 08/18/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: don-o

“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.


4 posted on 08/18/2013 8:14:32 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: don-o

Somehow, I think the GOPe will find a way to cave on this long before the Russans do.


5 posted on 08/18/2013 8:28:54 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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