22 Jul '12, 1am

Human Rights Campaigners to Stage Olympics Protest | Care2 Causes

Human Rights Campaigners to Stage Olympics Protest | Care2 Causes

Sunday will see LGBT rights supporters stage a protest in London over Olympic officials allowing states to compete that have anti-LGBT laws. “The IOC should disqualify from the Olympics countries that discriminate against athletes on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion/belief, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Olympic Charter prohibits discrimination in sport but it is not being enforced by the IOC,” said human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, in a press release. “The IOC and LOCOG have a duty to uphold the Olympic Charter’s commitment to equality for all in sport. They are failing to do so,” he added. With this protest, Mr Tatchell is specifically calling on the IOC to enforce the nondiscrimination provisions in the Olympic Charter and “require all competing nations to sign a pledge that they do not discriminate ...

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