Tennis legend Billie Jean King says
President Barack Obama's decision to send 3 openly gay athletes to
the Winter Olympics conveys a powerful message to Russia.
King, hockey player Caitlin Cahow and
Olympic figure skater Brian Boitano are part of a 10-person
delegation which will represent the United States during the Olympic
Games to be held next month in Sochi, Russia.
Russia has been criticized by the
international community over a controversial law banning the
promotion of “gay propaganda” to minors.
“When we step off the plane we are
part of America,” King said Thursday during an appearance on NBC's
TODAY show. “We are
what an America looks like. So I think President Obama has done an
amazing job on promoting diversity and inclusion. He has been the
all-time president for doing that. And he's showing the Russians,
'Listen everybody belongs in the United States of America.'”
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