Pelosi Chides Putin On Gay Rights


Asked about Vladimir Putin’s New York Times op-ed, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took the opportunity Thursday to criticize the Russian president’s gay rights record.

Putin, Pelosi pointed out, ended his piece with these words: “We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”

“I hope that applies to gays and lesbians, too,” Pelosi quipped, likely referencing a new Russian law that bans the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relationships and has stirred up considerable controversy.