Gay rights activists, lawmakers apprehensive as Russia Olympics loom
WASHINGTON -- With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, less than two months away, human rights and gay rights activists say it's still unclear if and how President Vladimir Putin's government will enforce during the games a recently enacted law that's widely regarded as anti-gay. "It's not clear what happens if people at the games decide to be out or hold hands in public," said Rachel Denber, deputy director for Europe and Central Asia for Human Rights Watch. "We don't know how the Russian government will respond." In June, Putin signed a law that prohibits individuals from promoting "homosexual behavior" and spreading "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations" among minors...