Nancy Pelosi Blasts Russia For Anti-Gay Law At Olympics

AP

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blasted Russia’s anti-gay law on Wednesday as a criminalization of equality. 

Russia passed a law in June that banned spreading “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” to minors, and announced last week it planned to enforce the law at the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi. The law specifies up to 15 days in prison and fines of up to 100,000 rubles ($3,000) for foreign citizens, as well as deportation and denial of reentry into Russia, the Associated Press reported.

h/t The Hill

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