And everyone has the right to sleep under bridges

This is one amazing argument:

The IOC received a letter from Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak giving reassurances the host country will comply fully with the Olympic Charter’s provision against discrimination of any kind.

“The Russian Federation guarantees the fulfillment of its obligations before the International Olympic Committee in its entirety,” Kozak said.

However, Kozak did not back down on the issue of the new law, which penalizes anyone who distributes information aimed at persuading minors that “nontraditional” relationships are normal or attractive.

The law applies equally to everyone and “cannot be regarded as discrimination based on sexual orientation,” Kozak said.

It’s still not clear if an athlete or spectator could be prosecuted for wearing a badge or rainbow pin or waving a small flag in solidarity with gay rights. Political gestures of any kind are also prohibited by the IOC.

Suppose an athlete kisses their partner on camera, is that a political gesture? It seems like it could be … if you’re gay. Of course that’s not discriminatory since both homo and heterosexuals could be prosecuted if they kiss someone of the same sex. Hahaha, that Kozak, he’s making a funny.

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