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Google makes rights statement

Updated: February 7, 2014, 12:21 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- As the Winter Games get underway in Sochi, Google Inc. is quietly but vibrantly adding its voice to the chorus of U.S. companies speaking out against Russia's law that restricts gay-rights activities.

The California-based Internet search company transformed its home page into a show of support for gay rights Thursday with a Google Doodle depicting athletes against a rainbow-colored backdrop. Below the logo is a two-sentence section of the Olympic charter that begins, "The ...

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