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Russian Government Will NOT Lift Anti-Gay Legislature For 2014 Olympics!

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The 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi have already been the the center of some controversy, and it doesn't sound like that's going to change anytime soon.

The main issue has been a Russian piece of legislature that allows the government to detain, and even expel any foreigner who is gay or is spreading pro-gay "propaganda," and many have wondered if these laws applied to athletes and tourists.

A couple of weeks ago, the International Olympic Committee released a statement assuring fans that the winter games would not be affected by the laws:

"The International Olympic Committee is clear that sport is a human right and should be available to all regardless of race, sex or sexual orientation. The Games themselves should be open to all, free of discrimination, and that applies to spectators, officials, media and of course athletes. We would oppose in the strongest terms any move that would jeopardise this principle."

Well apparently Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov/ the man behind the anti-gay legislature didn't get the memo, because he says the rules apply to EVERYONE, including the athletes and spectators:

"I haven’t heard any comments from the government of the Russian Federation, but I know that it is acting in accordance with Russian law. And if a law has been approved by the federal legislature and signed by the president, then the government has no right to suspend it. It doesn’t have the authority."

Not surprisingly, the LGBT community has spoken out against the backwards laws, and some are even considering boycotting the winter games altogether!

Last we checked, the Olympics were supposed to be an opportunity for the best athletes in the world to compete in their respective sports, and their sexual preference should not make a difference.

The fact that the Russian government is turning this into an anti-gay issue is just absolutely disgusting.

[Image via Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Images.]

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13 comments to “Russian Government Will NOT Lift Anti-Gay Legislature For 2014 Olympics!”



  1. 1

    I support Russia's stand on homosexuality, and I'm delighted that the liberal assholes haven't hijacked THAT country's morality the way they have in the U.S. There is nothing wrong with rejecting deviance. It's sad that there are homos, but that sadness does not mean that the rest of us have to embrace deviance as normal just to make you idiot freaks feel better about yourselves. And all of you liberal haters can fuck off; do you think for one heartbeat that I give a single shit what you morons think of me or what I have to say? You're all bullies and scumbags, and can go straight to hell. :)



  2. 2

    russia has seen the homo agenda here in the USA and they want no part of it. Men walking around with little frankenstein babies. Godd for them



  3. 3

    It will be interesting to see what stance the Olympic Committee will take. South Africa was banned from the Olympics because of Apartheid, and there are countries who have legislated discrimination against women, but the IOC has no problem with those nations participating. Hosting is another issue - but it is too late to do much about it. I guess gay athletes will just have to stay in the closet if they want to compete.

  4. Bomb the Ruskies says – reply to this


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    fuck you Russia. i hope your legislature experiences hiroshima part deux in the near future you homophobic assholes!

  5. Bomb the Ruskies says – reply to this


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    Re: Wow Are You An Idiot – you know who can go straight to hell? your mom & her sour TAINT for not aborting your bigot ass!

  6. Serebellum says – reply to this


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    Re: Wow Are You An Idiot – Why in the world do you take time out of your angry existence to comment on a Perez Hilton article?…if you are so anti-gay, I can't imagine why you would feel the need to come to a site that is run by an openly gay, proud man. True bullies and scumbags are people the feel the need to belittle others just to feel better about their own sad, lonely lives. Good luck with that.

  7. HA! says – reply to this


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    Re: Wow Are You An IdiotRe: shaygirl1309 – you two deserve each other. You deserve to live in a world where YOU are the minority. And where YOU are the subject of hate and cruelty.

  8. Seto says – reply to this


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    Re: shaygirl1309 – Wake up idiot, America isn't the first place in the world to accept gays and allow them to marry



  9. 9

    Russians have nothing better to do with their problem to pick gay people there ? Nothing better to think about it that why that country is a big shit hole !!!!!

  10. Jay says – reply to this


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    Re: Wow Are You An Idiot – Youre just uncomfortable with your unresolved , underlying homesexual feelings. Its okay, we understand.



  11. 11

    Re: Seto – haha no kidding! here in Canada we have accepted it b4 America. just close minded people are like wow you are an idiot and shaygirl1309.

  12. EagleEye says – reply to this


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    The Olympic Committee should change the venue. Screw Russia. Let their government answer to the people for how they lose out on the economy boost during and after the games. They need all the money they can get, and should be begging the wonderful LGBT community to send their athletes over and attend the games. The Olympics are not about sexual orientation - too bad Russia is still stuck in the dark ages. I really hope the Russian government gets a shit-kicking for this.

  13. Mark says – reply to this


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    CHeck it out. Some support for gay athletes.