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    Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Suggests

    Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Suggests - ABC News

    MOSCOW -- In Russia it is now illegal to even speak about homosexuality around minors, much less openly display gay pride. Technically the ban is against "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" around minors, but the implication for openly gay individuals is clear. Public displays of affection by gays, including holding hands or displaying symbols like a rainbow flag, are now banned. Violators face steep fines and jail time; foreigners face similar penalties plus deportation.So what will happen to openly gay athletes and fans, as well as any vocal supporters or protestors, when Russia hosts the Winter Olympics next year in Sochi?
    "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," he reportedly said, stressing that he has not heard anything different from Russian officials.
    Watch this be what starts global thermonuclear war.

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    Re: Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Sugges

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    Re: Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Sugges

    Here we go again - another opportunity for the west, led by the United States, to boycott an Olympic Games being held in Russia, to be followed by a boycott of the next Olympic Games to be held in the United States. There was some initial talk about boycotting because Snowden being in Russia, but this seems to be more attractive as a reason.
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    Re: Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Sugges

    Perhaps they just suspend men's figure skating for this Olympics....problem solved!

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    Re: Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Sugges

    If Obama hadn't of bumped Putin out of his gym time at the G8, none of this would be pertinent.

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    Re: Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Sugges

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    If Obama hadn't of bumped Putin out of his gym time at the G8, none of this would be pertinent.

    Leaders who shower together, get along.
    maybe they did shower together and either Obama got to frisky or Putin felt threatened in his manhood by obama's
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    Re: Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Sugges

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    maybe they did shower together and either Obama got to frisky or Putin felt threatened in his manhood by obama's
    I think the security measures prevent that from happening. Can't have two world leaders vying for the same gym....no way!

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    Re: Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Sugges

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    maybe they did shower together and either Obama got to frisky or Putin felt threatened in his manhood by obama's
    Global Thermonuclear Swordfight.

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    Re: Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Sugges

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    maybe they did shower together and either Obama got to frisky or Putin felt threatened in his manhood by obama's
    I don't think even Michelle feels threatened by Obama's manhood.
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    Re: Gay Athletes Could Be Prosecuted at 2014 Winter Olympics, Russian Lawmaker Sugges

    If they intend on following through with it that seems as though it's a massive breach of the IOC's charter and grounds for revoking the games. Not that it would happen, but the threat would probably be enough to force at least a temporary cessation of their efforts.

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