The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Obama is using the Olympics to send a strong message about his support of gay rights
President Barack Obama named two openly gay athletes as part of the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympic Games in Russia where a new law prohibits the dissemination of information about homosexuality.
Here's the Washington Post's take on the trip.
The U.S. delegation will be led by a former Cabinet secretary (Janet Napolitano) and a deputy secretary of state, and it will include two openly gay athletes — tennis legend Billie Jean King and ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow — in an apparent bid to highlight opposition to Russia’s anti-gay laws.
A bold message indeed.