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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that it is fine for homosexuals to attend the Sochi Olympics and they will “feel safe and free” in Russia during the winter games, but finished by scolding them to to “leave children in peace.”
“We don’t outlaw anything and don’t nab anyone. Our law prescribes no responsibility for these kinds of relationships unlike laws in some other countries do,” he said. But he did emphasize that the law bans homosexual propaganda targeting minors.
Putin signed that bill into law last June, forbidding the promotion of homosexuality and other forms of “nontraditional sexual relations.” It also effectively outlawed “gay pride” festivals and attempts by foreign homosexualist activist groups to normalize their lifestyles or campaign for same-sex legal recognition.
The International Olympic Committee says that the homosexual propaganda ban is not against its policies.
“The Games themselves should be open to all, free of discrimination, and that applies to spectators, officials, media and of course athletes. We would oppose in the strongest terms any move that would jeopardize this principle,” the IOC said. “To that end, the IOC has received assurances from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the Games.”
Moreover, the IOC’s charter specifically prohibits demonstrations or political propaganda in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.
While Russia’s Interior Ministry said that police will enforce the law against homosexual propaganda, as well as quell any form of political protest in accordance with IOC rules, authorities said that at the Olympic sites in Sochi they will allow gatherings and demonstrations in specially designated areas with tight security.
But rest assured parents. The new Russia will be looking out for your kids and will not be tolerating any homo pandering to children or teens!