New York Times 3 days ago.
How you would think will it affect the Security and willingness of Athletes, Coaches, Visitors to go there?
Russia’s Anti-Gay Crackdown
By HARVEY FIERSTEIN
Here is the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/op...down.html?_r=0On 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...