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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 03:41 PM

Russian lawmaker: We will arrest gay athletes, tourists at Olympic Games

30 JULY 2013 | BY JOE MORGAN

A Russian lawmaker has said the ‘gay propaganda’ law will remain enforced during the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014.

Vitaly Milonov, co-sponsor of the ‘non-traditional relationships’ bill, said the government cannot decide when to selectively enforce the law.

It comes as the International Olympic Committee said the Russian government had ‘assured’ them all athletes and spectators will be safe from arrest.

Speaking to Interfax and as translated by GSN, Milonov said: ‘I have not heard any comments from the government of the Russian Federation but I know it is acting in accordance with Russian law.

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last1standing Jul 2013 #5
closeupready Jul 2013 #6
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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 03:44 PM

2. If I could afford it I would go and take along someone to pretend he is my boyfriend.

We could hold hands and show public displays of affection. If they want an international incident, I'm more than willing to test it out.

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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 03:46 PM

3. NBC Says It Won't Let Russia Hide Antigay Laws During Olympics

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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 04:14 PM

4. Anyone fear a repeat of Munich?

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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 04:44 PM

5. This needs to be cleared up immediately.

Either Olympic athletes and tourists are safe from Russian oppression or they're not. If they are not then the international community has a responsibility to pull from the event for their safety.

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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 04:54 PM

6. Particularly because persecuted gay people get asylum in the US

 

and most of the rest of the Western world when they come from places where they are persecuted, like Russia.

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Thu Aug 1, 2013, 02:27 AM

7. They shouldn't have to.

And in truth it only happens in relatively small numbers. There are 15 million or so LGBT Russians.

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