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googleolympicsGoogle is taking a stance against Russia’s anti-gay laws.

With the Winter Olympics set to begin tonight in Sochi, Google just debuted a new “Doodle,” that appears to defend the company’s views for gay rights.

The Doodle features a rainbow-themed collage of athletes and a quote from Principle 4 in the Olympic Charter:

The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

LGBT rights have been a highly-debated topic leading up to the Games after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an anti-gay propaganda law this past July.

In case you were wondering, Google Russia also has the same homepage:

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