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  1. Richard Rush
    August 8, 2013

    “Russian Officials Commit Human Rights
    Violations While Denying Human Rights Are
    Being Violated”

    Actually, their denial does make sense: After you have successfully completed dehumanizing gays, then, by definition, gays have no human rights. The only “human” rights belong to those conducting the government-sanctioned persecution (or perhaps pogrom is the right word).

  2. SharonB
    August 8, 2013

    I think some change.org petitions to the corporate sponsors might do the trick here.

  3. jerry
    August 8, 2013

    The only message the IOC would understand is a major decision by sponsors to withhold funds and let the members of the committee dangle by their tiny testicles.

  4. Ed
    August 8, 2013

    I guess the Russians don’t relize that gays come from straight people.
    So if they would quit having children there wouldn’t be any gays.
    They are going to mess things up for their country and guarentee that their country never gets the Olympic Games again.

  5. tavdy79
    August 9, 2013

    International obligations with which Russia is not in compliance regarding LGBTs:

    Everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law. No one shall be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of a sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime for which this penalty is provided by law.

    No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

    Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person.

    Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.

    Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.

    Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.

    Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

    (Articles 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 & 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights does not yet recognise the application of Article 12, the right of adults to marry, to same-sex couples.)

  6. Darina
    August 9, 2013

    Ugh, I can’t manage to keep track of all the things various Russian officials say on this subject, contradicting one another all the time.

    Mr. Dolgov’s position is no surprise; we are talking about this person after all: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/02/06/russian-foreign-minister-uk-and-frances-equal-marriage-laws-will-make-it-harder-to-adopt-russian-children/

  7. Darina
    August 9, 2013

    It’s not the first time a Russian official has stated that that allowing “homosexual propaganda” is not an international obligation of any kind:

    For those ignorant people who believe that there is indeed such a thing as “homosexual propaganda” and it works, it makes perfect sense to believe that the children should be protected from such evil influences, so those politicians know very well what they are doing.

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