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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Olympic Head: Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Aren't Discriminatory!

Posted by Dan Savage on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Because Russia has promised us that they'll arrest straight athletes and visitors who support gay rights too—not just gay athletes and visitors—so it's all good:

In an astounding statement, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Count Jacques Rogge, claimed today that Russia will not discriminate against gays at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, even though the Russians just said the exact opposite in a new letter released to the Associated Press.

In the letter, the Russians are now claiming that their draconian new anti-gay law is not anti-gay at all. Why? Because it threatens to jail heterosexual Olympians too.

The Russians are now claiming, incredibly, that their “gay propaganda” law doesn’t discriminate against gays because it will also lead the incarceration of straight Olympians who say or do anything perceived as pro-gay.

Well, thanks for the clarification, Boris.

By that olympian logic... there was nothing racist about this because the Klan didn't discriminate between black and white Freedom Riders. They murdered them equally.

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