Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Russian Legislator Says Government Cannot Selectively Enforce Antigay Laws During Olympics

Vitaly Milonov claims the Russian government does not have the power to suspend the enforcement of the country’s newly-approved antigay legislation during the Sochi Olympics.
Vitaly Milonov, the St. Petersburg legislator of the United Russia Party, claims the government cannot suspend the enforcement of Russia’s newly-approved antigay legislation, which he co-sponsored, during the Sochi Olympics, according to BBC’s Russian-language service.
His statement follows on the heels of verbal assurances Russian officials gave to the International Olympic Committee last week, promising foreigners would be exempt from the country’s antigay “propaganda” law during the 2014 winter games.

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