With much controversy surrounding the upcoming 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, many athletes, tourists, and fans alike are all wondering the same thing: how will the Winter Olympics be affected by anti-gay laws? Most authorities surrounding the situation have come to announce that there will be no need for worry regarding anti-gay rights, protests, or even the threat of a possible terrorist attack.
Despite a law banning pro-gay and homosexual propaganda, Russia’s sports minister Vitaly Mutko assures worried patrons and travelers will be respected and will have the same rights as anyone else. However, even with Mutko’s reassurance, civilians and athletes alike have been openly protesting these anti-gay laws in a number of different ways including verbal protests in the streets of Russia’s capitol.
The International Olympic Committee has been told by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak that “everyone will be welcome at the Games in Sochi regardless of their sexual orientation,” and that Russia will be in agreement with the Olympic charter which has a strict ban on any form of discrimination.
The 2014 Winter Olympics are acheduled to begin on February 7th, 2014 and end on February 23rd 2014.
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