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People deserve to be acknowledged by their governments, not marginalized and made to feel like second-class citizens. Where does the hatred end?
As history proves time and again, no government committing genocide ever admits it. Politicians in the Third Reich even denied they were guilty of genocide right up until they were executed on the gallows. Not surprising several hundred politicians would deny their crimes to attempt to evade punishment when they are harming billions of gay people, their friends, families, and allies.
The Russians need their tyranny. They need their Czars. And someone to blame for everything.
I think it’s called ignorance.
I hope the continued international attention will help our family members in Russia. As a kid I remember singing “free Nelson Mandela”! And ventually he was.
Like you can believe anything Jacques Rogge says. He just wants the Games to go on without any drama. He could care less about individuals being protected.
And if you believe that I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I’d be willing to sell you at a great discount.
Typical fascist law: A magic wand that conjures up whatever it wants.
A law so vague that if you sit the wrong way could indicate your propaganda.
The audacity to think that Russia s Law is smart.
Russian children are exposed already to alcoholism, bad homes, violence, skinheads etc.
There seems no draconian law against these.
Boycott Sochi do not trust Russian assurances, entrapment is a Russian speciality the consequences could be expensive I do not IOC officials intervening.
Change “restriction of information that promotes non-traditional sexual relationships among children” to “restriction of information that promotes __________ among children.” If any race, creed (religious belief or denomination), or other group were inserted, instead of “non-traditional sexual relationship,” the USOC and IOC would be all over it and would pressure Russia to reverse these laws or they would have sanctioned Russia by chosing a different site four years ago. Similar local and regional laws have been enacted for many years, preceding the IOC’s selection of Sochi for the 2014 Olympics.
It makes it crystal clear just how dissembling the Russian government has chosen to be about this issue, how selectively naive the IOC is, and how important it is for GLBTTQ Olympic- and World-Level Athletes to come out and show the world just how important their contributions are to their sports and to the Games that value them so little.
It is imperative that the Sochi Olympics happen and that GLBTTQ’s and our supporters make ourselves heard. Putin and his cronies want us to disappear; we’re here, and we’re not going away.
@Teleny: Yes, eventually he was.
“Read our lips: We don’t ‘discriminate’, we just arrest LGBT people and their supporters for ‘extremism’ and ‘homosexual propaganda’ while police turn a blind eye as they are openly and violently attacked. We then charge the LGBT and their allies, imprison them up to 15 days, fine them, and fire them from their jobs the moment they come out”.
Openly gay people are and will be arrested in Russia for being openly gay as will any supporters who don’t keep their mouths shut.
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My thoughts exactly. The whole “what applies to one, applies to all” rhetoric is complete BS. We all know that on an issue such as this which applies solely to sexual discrimination merely state that everyone has to follow these said rule, while only targeting one particular group is ploy easily seen through.
Putin should just wax literary.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the international community, I assure you that in Russia all animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.”
That’s really all it boils down to.
I’m thankful I live in North America [Canada]. I will never go to Russia!
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