Google supports LGBT rights ahead of Sochi Olympics

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Google published a new homepage doodle Thursday evening that simultaneously honors Friday’s official start of the Olympics while supporting the LGBT community in light of Russia’s harsh anti-gay laws that have drawn international ire.

Below the traditional search box is a quote from the Olympic Charter:

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

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