House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blasted Russia’s anti-gay law on Wednesday as a criminalization of equality.
Russia’s decision to criminalize equality is outrageous—worst prejudices shouldn’t threaten world’s best athletes at #Sochi2014.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 14, 2013
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