Russia has implemented laws directed at the LGBTQ community, outlawing their right to exist and be safe. This extends to visitors to Russia. Violence against LGBTQ people in Russia is becoming commonplace and has now been sanctioned by the state. The International Olympic Committee has already warned Russia, and the U.S. Olympic Committee now has the opportunity, and duty, to stand against such discrimination and violence.
- The United States OIympic Committee
Boycott the 2014 Olympics in Russia
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