For those who haven't been keeping up, the tldr:
Russia has recently passed sweeping anti-gay laws that have led to openly gay tourists being imprisoned. The 2014 Olympics are scheduled to be held in Russia, meaning any gay athlete, coach, family member or other person travelling there for the games could be subject to arrest if they don't remain strictly closeted the entire time they are in country. Even applying for the travel visa, if they have a legally recognized gay marriage i their home country could put them at risk.
Stephen Fry (who is both gay and Jewish, decended from a family who lost many members in the Holocaust) wrote this today, campaigning to have their IOC status revoked:
(to clarify - they were awarded the games before they passed the laws, not with the laws already existing)Answer Question
Answer by ChasingBridges at 3:42 PM on Aug. 7, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 3:43 PM on Aug. 7, 2013
Answer by ChasingBridges at 3:50 PM on Aug. 7, 2013
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 3:59 PM on Aug. 7, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 4:08 PM on Aug. 7, 2013
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 4:12 PM on Aug. 7, 2013
That is up to the Olympic comety
Answer by louise2 at 6:42 PM on Aug. 7, 2013
You can also be imprisoned if they THINK you're gay.
Yes, it should be moved, adn I do believe taht Vancouver, B.C. has offered to rehost. Their infrastructure is still sound.
Answer by Rosehawk at 7:13 PM on Aug. 7, 2013