Despite Sabotage Efforts By Russia And Egypt, U.N. Protects LGBT Rights At 2018 Olympics

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The U.N has voted to adopt the Olympic Truce Resolution with language prohibiting LGBT discrimination, despite efforts by Egypt and Russia to remove it.

Before each Games, the General Assembly passes the Olympic Truce Resolution, pledging to maintain peace and the Olympic spirit before and during the games. The resolution includes Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter, committed to preventing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, among other criteria.

But as the 2018 Winter Games neared, Egypt and Russia attempted to remove all references to Principle 6.

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