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Google's Homepage Takes Stab At Russian Anti-Gay Laws


The outcry over Russia's laws against supposed gay "propaganda" has been one of the defining stories in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, with various world leaders, athletes, and sponsors speaking out against restrictions that effectively make any public support for LGBT rights a crime.

On Thursday night, one of the internet's biggest websites took aim at Russia's anti-LGBT laws in a way that's sure to be noticed by Olympics viewers everywhere. In the newest version of its ever-changing homepage doodle, Google has superimposed drawings of six olympic athletes from downhill skiing, ice hockey, curling, bobsled, figure skating, and snowboarding onto the colors of the rainbow flag. Underneath that image, there's a quote from the Olympic charter that serves as a sharp rebuke to any form of discrimination:

"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play."

For more on this story visit: Eric Freeman, Yahoo Sports


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