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Foes of Russia’s anti-gay law ponder new tactics

November 17, 2013 • Business


FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 file photo, Gay activists kiss during a protest at the steps of the Acropolis’ museum during an event ahead of the handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame, in Athens. A few dozen gay activists peacefully protested at Russia’s restrictive laws against “homosexual propaganda” as the Olympic flame made its way through central Athens ahead of its handover to the organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The four-month campaign protesting Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda” is entering a new phase, as activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics’ top corporate sponsors to speak out before the Winter Games in Sochi.

The Worldwide Olympic Partners — among them Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Visa — have thus far sidestepped requests to explicitly condemn the law, rebuffing efforts that included behind-the-scenes meetings and correspondence with Human Login to read more

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