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Obama Warns Anti Gay Russia

By Charlotte Robinson, August 07, 2013
Finally President Obama expressed his discontent about Russia inflicting its anti gay homophobic policies on its LGBT community during an interview with Jay Leno on NBC's "Tonight Show."
(Watch Video Segment Below) Obama stated, “I’ve been very clear that when you are discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, you are violating the basic morality that I think should transcend every country & I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them.” In addressing the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Obama added, “I think Putin & Russia have a big stake in making sure the Olympics work & I think they understand that for most of the countries that participate in the Olympics, we wouldn't tolerate gays & lesbians being treated differently.” As we have been reporting under the anti gay new law it’s illegal to even talk about homosexuality around minors or display any gay pride symbols including the rainbow flag. Violators face steep fines & jail time & LGBT foreigners face similar penalties plus deportation. Protests against Putin's anti LGBT policies have been happening across America & globally including the boycotting of Russian products including vodka & calling for a global boycott on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Charlotte, thanks for reporting on this critically damaging policy that Russia has passed. We can only hope that other leaders around the world will join Obama in making their opposition to this policy heard around the world.
Thanks again,

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