What the F Happened to gay rights in Russia?
In MOSCOW on August 24, Reuters reported that – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to tighten security in the Black Sea resort of Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympics, imposing restrictions on freedom of movement and assembly that critics said violated human rights. In short the news is that during the 2014 Olympics, no one can talk about gay rights in certain areas of the 2014 Winter Olympics around children. This ban goes into affect in Jan 2014 and ends in March 2014. One month before the Olympics starts and one month after the Olympics end.
So what are corporate sponsors that by law are forced to support gay rights in Russia or anywhere else in the world’s games? What about gays – those that are open about being gay who will be athletes in the Winter Olympic Games, during interviews about their travel, their sport, their family, are they restricted from talking about their children?
What about the many gay commentators that work for hundreds of news companies from all over the world that will be there covering the Winter Olympic Games live for the duration? What about the many gay news anchors that will work here but cover the Winter Olympic Games there?
Putin a a man of controversy! This one will be interesting to watch play out throughout the world. The strategic method by which the dates are set means that no protests will be allowed before, during, or after the Winter Olympic games are held in Russia. I have a question for Mr. Putin, how will you enforce your decree all over the world?
To you, the visitor, what do you think about what Putin has decreed concerning gay rights in Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games?