Before his controversial co-hosting gig at the Miss Universe pageant last night in Moscow, openly gay NBC correspondent Thomas Roberts spoke out against Russia’s antigay law while walking the red carpet. “I know the law is very vague and still hard to interpret for many people,” Roberts stated. “But it is discrimination and that’s definitive. And I don’t think that the LGBT population in Russia or anywhere should be marginalized to that degree. We are not asking for special protection. We’re just asking for equal respect.”

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