Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dear Mr. President: About Russia...

Please sign this petition by July 11th. If we can get 100,000 signatures by then, we will get the attention of the White House.

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I think we need presidential attention on this issue, not just for gays and lesbians, but for anyone who believes in the basic freedom of speech.

Russia's & Putin's track-record on freedom of speech has be atrocious, especially recently. First, "Pussy Riot" and now this. And this is just for starters, in fact.

The President would never support a general boycott for Russia; but would he consider an Olympic Boycott? On the basis of freedom of speech, I think he should do this. Not to mention, for his own image as someone who stands for basic civil liberties.

Nevertheless, Americans should not stand by when one of the world's super-powers so blatantly treats gays and lesbians as second-class citizens.

Learn more here:

Russia unanimously passes anti-gay law, followed by immediate arrests

And here:

US Ambassador concerned over Russia's 'gay propaganda' ban


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