President blasts Sochi anti-gay law

Updated: August 7, 2013, 9:24 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- With the Sochi Olympics six months away, U.S. President Barack Obama, British actor Stephen Fry and international gay rights group All Out have increased attention on Russia over its new anti-gay law.

The law, which was signed by President Vladimir Putin in June, bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and had already seemed likely to spark protests until the end of the Feb. 7-23 Winter Games. The issue gained more momentum Wednesday as Moscow prepares ...

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