Monday, December 08, 2014

Another step forward for gay people worldwide

Barcelona, Spain
I continue to be amazed by the rapid progress being made toward full rights for LGBT individuals. Just today, the stodgy International Olympic Committee added us to their list of people who should be treated as people.
The committee ... approved the rewording of its Principle 6 on nondiscrimination to include sexual orientation — a move that followed the controversy over Russia’s law against gay “propaganda” ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

... The new Principle 6 clause says the Olympics should be free of discrimination “of any kind, such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”

“This is a pivotal moment for equality in sport,” said Andre Banks, executive director and co-founder of international gay rights group All Out.

1 comment:

Rebecca Gordon said...

Of course I remember when the US Olympics Committee said we couldn't hold the "Gay Olympics." Times changes, sometimes faster than we expect.