Nova Scotia flying rainbow flag outside legislature during Olympics
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s premier says a rainbow flag will fly outside the provincial legislature during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Stephen McNeil says the flag was raised as a sign of solidarity for Russia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
McNeil says Nova Scotia is a tolerant and accepting province and is proud to join other Canadian cities in hoisting the flag.
Several other cities — including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and St. John’s, N.L. — are also flying rainbow flags outside of city halls and legislatures.
Russia signed a law in July that outlaws so-called pro-gay propaganda that could be accessible to minors.
The controversial legislation has led to protests in cities around the world.
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