Bil Browning

Ban Anti-LGBT Countries from Olympics?

Filed By Bil Browning | July 13, 2012 9:19 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: anti-LGBT policies, London, Olympics, Peter Tatchell

"The Olympic Charter prohibits all discrimination, and this includes homophobic discrimination. Any country that discriminates against women, ethnic or religious minorities, or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes should be disqualified from the 2012 Olympics... The International Olympic Committee and London Olympic organisers should require all competing nations to sign a pledge that they do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. If they refuse to sign, they should be denied participation in the games."

-- British LGBT activist and politico Peter Tatchell to PinkNews as the Olympic Games prepare to begin in London in two weeks.

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