Vladimir Putin Wants Gays To Feel Welcome At Olympics
If this is Vladimir Putin's way of making us feel welcome, we'd hate to see how he treats an uninvited guest.
President Vladimir Putin, seeking to defuse criticism over his treatment of gay people in Russia, said everyone will be welcome in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
"We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation" Putin told Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), on Monday.
You know, Vladimir, there is one thing you could do that would go a long way in making gay people "feel comfortable" in Russia both during the Sochi Olympics and beyond:
Repeal the anti-gay propaganda law.
No? Still feeling uncomfortable.