Barack Obama right to appoint gays to Winter Olympic delegation

Barack Obama and Billie Jean King

Barack Obama selected two openly gay athletes to the U.S. delegation for the 2014 Winter Olympics.  The decision made on Tuesday is a clear message to leaders in host country Russia that their intolerance of the LBGT will not be accepted. Tennis legend Billie Jean King and Women’s ice hockey silver medalist Caitlin Cahow, as well as retired figure skater Brian Boitano.

Boitano and King are members of the delegation for America during the opening ceremonies, while Cahow will represent the stars and stripes at the closing of the winter festivities. [Read more…]