UN adopts gay-inclusive Olympics resolution

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The U.N. General Assembly on Nov. 13, 2017, unanimously adopted an Olympics resolution that includes a gay-inclusive reference to discrimination. (Photo by Leonard Zhukovsky; courtesy Bigstock)

The U.N. General Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted an Olympics resolution that includes a gay-inclusive reference to discrimination.

The “Olympic Truce Resolution” that calls for peace around the world around the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, specifically refers to the Olympic Charter’s nondiscrimination clause, which is known as Principle 6.

Egypt and Russia in recent weeks sought to remove the Principle 6 reference from the resolution because it specifically includes sexual orientation, religion, gender and other factors. The U.S., France and Brazil blocked these efforts.

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