U.S. runner speaks out against anti-gay Russian law in Moscow

August 13, 2013
By Michael K. Lavers
August 13, 2013

American runner Nick Symmonds on Tuesday criticized the Russian law that bans gay propaganda to minors as he dedicated the silver medal he won during the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championship in Moscow to his gay friends.

“As much as I can speak out about it, I believe that all humans deserve equality as however God made them,” the two-time Olympian told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti after he came in second in the men’s 800 meter final during the IAAF World Championship at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. “Whether you’re gay, straight, black, white, we all deserve the same rights. If there’s anything I can do to champion the cause and further it, I will, shy of getting arrested.”

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