When racism reigned in South Africa (through Government) in the 70s and 80s under apartheid, South Africa was kicked out of the Olympics movement and many others - and rightly so. When homophobia reigns (through Government) in 2013 in Russia, it not only is allowed by the IOC, but tacitly applauded by allowing Russia to be its host. Double standards as never before seen in the world where human rights are concerned. The IOC have lost all credibility as it violates its own charter. It will not easily recover from this.
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The eyes of the world will be on Russia during the Olympics, providing our best opportunity yet to pressure the Russian government to get rid of their anti-LGBT laws. Stand up in solidarity with LGBT Russians.
On June 11th, Russia's parliament passed a bill that bans "gay propaganda" nationwide. The new law establishes steep fines for anyone daring to equate the value of same-sex relationships between consenting adults with relationships between individuals of the opposite sex. A week later, they passed a bill that outlaws the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples. The 2014…
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