Russia, Egypt Refusing To Sign The Olympic Charter Unless LGBT Protections Are Removed.

Russia and Egypt are fighting a resolution by the International Olympic Committee that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, reports NewNowNext at

Since 2015, Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter has condemned anti-LGBT bias, but representatives from the two countries have issued an ultimatum at the U.N, where member nations are negotiating the Olympic Truce Resolution: Either LGBT protections are stripped from Principle 6 or they won’t sign the treaty.


Russia And Egypt Threaten To Upset 2018 Olympics Over LGBT Rights Resolution