Reasons to Boycott the Olympics in Russia

#2 Gay rights

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The U.S., Britain and other countries have taken major steps toward legal protections for gay rights. Russia, however, has moved in the opposite direction, instituting fines for the "propagation" of homosexuality. Moscow's city council last year banned gay pride marches for the next 100 years. Gay rights groups and the International Olympic Committee have expressed concern over whether the new laws, such as the Anti-gay Propaganda Bill could affect gay athletes and fans at the Olympics.