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House members, including Ros-Lehtinen, urge Kerry to protect LGBT people at 2014 Olympics

Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed reports that U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging that gay athletes and spectators be protected at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

“Russia’s anti-LGBT laws, including recent legislation that punishes those who express support for the LGBT community, pose real dangers to the safety and security of people living in Russia, as well as those who plan to travel to there for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, who is leading the push, told BuzzFeed in a statement.

More than 75 fellow House members signed the letter, including Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami:

Nadler Letter

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This is critical to Olympic performance not to mention basic security. Our athelets can not perform their best while worrying about Russian Governmental interfearance.

And what can Secretary of State Kerry do to -protect- non-Russian homosexual people at the Sochi Olympic Games?

Nothing!

All he, that any non-russian official can do is PROTEST against the oppression, and the hate campaign in Russia against homosexual individuals and groups!

The anti-gay propaganda law(s) in Russia are a domestic matter, and although despicable and totally to be condemned Russia has the right to create such laws! And not the US-House of Representatives, nor the US-Senate, nor the US-Administration ca do anything about and or against it! As they neither can do anything against the pro-gay positions in South America!

And while we are on the topic..... Before America opens its mouth on matters of or on pro or anti-gay... Create pro-gay laws yourself first before commenting on laws in other countries!

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