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Obama Highlights Gay Rights In Sochi Delegation

President Obama says he picked openly gay athletes in the US Olympic delegation to highlight the outrageous anti-gay laws Russia has passed.

Via AFP:

President Barack Obama said Thursday that he had included openly gay athletes in the US Olympic delegation to show the United States would not abide discrimination in sport or anywhere else.

His comments, in an interview with NBC on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics, came after a senior Russian official warned athletes or spectators should not promote gay rights during the Olympics following the passage of controversial anti-gay legislation in Russia.

Obama picked several openly gay former athletes in the US delegation to the opening of the games and pointedly did not dispatch a cab...

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