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Chuck Schumer: Hey let’s fly the rainbow gay flag at the Olympics instead of ours

schumer2It seems some liberals are so obsessed about gay rights, they’re ready to set the U.S. flag aside to fly the gay rainbow flag in its place.

The latest comes from New York Democrat Chuck Schumer, who suggested countries wave rainbow flags during the opening ceremony of the Olympics to show support for gay rights and protest Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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From The Hill:

“That’d be pretty embarrassing for [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” Schumer said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “Let our athletes participate but still make a stand.”

In June, Putin signed a law banning gay “propaganda” and imposing fines on those holding gay pride rallies. The law has generated an international backlash ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has called on the U.S. to boycott the games altogether in response to Russia’s failure to return Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA employee who leaked details of top-secret National Security Agency surveillance programs.

Obama said he was offended by the laws Putin signed, and expressed hope that gay athletes would prevail in the games.
Does that mean he hopes straight athletes lose?  Doesn’t that sound a bit…discriminatory?
Just asking…
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