Putin: Olympics Will Be ‘Comfortable’ for Gay Athletes


President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay and lesbian athletes and guests at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in February will feel at ease despite Russia’s new “homosexual propaganda” ban.

“We will do everything to make sure that athletes, fans and guests feel comfortable at the Olympic Games regardless of their ethnicity, race or sexual orientation,” Putin told visiting International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in remarks broadcast on Russian television.

Russia’s adoption in June of a controversial law that prohibits the dissemination of information about homosexuality to minors has sparked protests from international rights groups and calls for a boycott of the country’s first post-Soviet Olympic event.

Source: breitbart.com