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Canadian choir group protests Russia's anti-gay laws as games open

On the opening day of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, protests and statements from people and entities around the world condemn Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.
Posted By Aileen Graef   |   Feb. 7, 2014 at 12:44 PM   |   Comments

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TORONTO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A Canadian choir group protested Russia's anti-gay laws as the Olympic games open with a song set to the tune of Sting's "Russians."

The song opens with the lyrics, "Around the world and in Canada, there's a fear of Russian homophobia. We're voices standing up to all the threats and the discriminating laws of the president." The lyrics criticize the law and its discriminatory nature with the chorus of the song, "The Russians love their children too."

The group says while they support the athletes, they do not support the laws discriminating against the LGBT community.


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