February 2, 2014

U.S. Hypocrisy over Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

Ayres & Eskridge, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Putin has assured the International Olympic Committee that the law is merely symbolic. But in the United States, officially sanctioned anti-gay prejudice has contributed to classroom bullying and to the high level of suicides among gay teens.

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TAGGED: Gay Rights, Homosexuals, United States, Vladimir Putin, Russia


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