A day after AT&T became the first
major U.S. corporation to condemn an anti-gay law approved by Russia,
host of the upcoming Winter Olympics, Chobani and DeVry University
condemns Russia's anti-gay law ahead of Winter Olympics.)
The Sochi Games, which begin Friday,
are being overshadowed by Russia's new law, which prohibits the
promotion of “gay propaganda” to minors, effectively outlawing
public demonstrations of support.
“We are against Russia's anti-LGBT
law & support efforts to improve LGBT equality,” DeVry
University was quoted as saying in a tweet by CNBC.
Shortly after, CNBC messaged: “CEO of
Chobani, a U.S. Olympic Committee sponsor, tells @CNBC: 'We oppose
Russia's anti-LGBT law.'”
Corporate sponsors of the Winter
Olympics include The Dow Chemical Company, General Electric,
Panasonic, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, Omega, Samsung,
Coca-Cola, Visa and Atos.