White House condemns Putin for displaying common sense on kids and homosexual propaganda

that is quite a bit different from what the media has been saying about the Russian law

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2014-01-18_0142 PutinThis is not an unreasonable demand by Mr. Putin. Indeed, this is the battle we’ve been fighting, and unfortunately losing, at home:

SOCHI, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin sought Friday to reassure gay visitors to the Sochi Olympics that they are welcome in Russia but said they must “leave the children in peace.”

Responding to a question from an Olympics volunteer during a visit in the Black Sea resort city, Putin vowed that gays face no discrimination in Russia and could feel “at ease.”

But he emphasized that because of a Russian law banning gay “propaganda” among minors, they cannot express their views on gay rights issues to anyone under age.

Putin appeared to lump homosexuality and pedophilia together.

“We have no ban on nontraditional sexual relations. We have a ban on propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia, I want to underline that, on propaganda among minors,” he said.

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