Ban Russia from hosting the 2014 Olympic Games
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Ban Russia from hosting the 2014 Olympic Games

    1. Barbara Vaccaro
    2. Petition by

      Barbara Vaccaro

      Aurora, CO

RUSSIA’S president, Vladimir V. Putin, has declared war on homosexuals. On July 3, Mr. Putin signed a law banning the adoption of Russian-born children not only to gay couples but also to any couple or single parent living in any country where marriage equality exists in any form. A few days earlier, just six months before Russia hosts the 2014 Winter Games, Mr. Putin signed a law allowing police officers to arrest tourists and foreign nationals they suspect of being homosexual, lesbian or “pro-gay” and detain them for up to 14 days. Contrary to what the International Olympic Committee says, the law could mean that any Olympic athlete, trainer, reporter, family member or fan who is gay — or suspected of being gay, or just accused of being gay — can go to jail. The international community can not and should not allow the Olympic Games to take place in a country where such hatred exists, especially so openly.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 6 months ago

      It is conspicuous that lesbian and homosexual couples worldwide were brutally persecuted, often tortured, raped and killed, incarcerated, although they are live much happier together as heterosexual couples. Threaten these happy people worldwide men with their violence against women in heterosexual couples? This is precisely the fact. Homosexual men reject sexual violence against women and are often good friends of women. Lesbian women live together in peace with their children, without threat of domestic and sexual violence. So what is so terrible to live in lesbian and homosexual couples, I think in democratic countries should it be indifferent of sexual orientation and everyone can live the way he wants, especially the women.

      “The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.”

      ― Rita Mae Brown

      "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come."

      -- Victor Hugo

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    • Tom Smith NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
      • 8 months ago

      I am sick of cheaters in the olympics

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    • Andrea Robayo OSLO, OSLO, NORWAY, SPAIN
      • 9 months ago

      I believe homosexuality has been present since the very beginning of humanity, even homosexual behavior has been documented in different animal species thus its a natural phenomenon which i believe shouldnt be judged based on personal or religious beliefs secially when religions encourage love, tolerance and respect above all. I too believe that love and tolerance are key to a better world so i decided to join this cause.

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    • Kate Pipe WESTCLIFF ON SEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      The idea that you can be punished for 'promoting' homosexuality is outrageous - it is far, far better for the mental health of ANY individual to have full access to frank and honest information about sexuality, sex and everything else, rather than leaving them to stew in fear and confusion. The Olympic and Paralympic movement is about different nationalities coming together to represent the Olympic Spirit; London 2012 made great strides in bringing people together and celebrating equality - to go to a place which rules by fear and which implements such ridiculous, oppressive and anti-human lawyers isn't just taking a few steps back, it's a giant leap back into the Dark Ages.

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    • Arne Brach MüNCHEN, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      Love is normal. Hate isn't!

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