Thousands Protest Russia's Gay Marriage Ban Across Europe

Many call for more protests when Russia hosts Winter Olympics in Sochi.
1:32 | 08/10/13

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Thousands Protest Russia's Gay Marriage Ban Across Europe
Across the globe tonight, growing outrage ahead of the olympics in russia, protests over newly passed laws against gays in russia, they come just 24 hours after president obama weighed in, too, saying that gay athletes should simply bring home the gold. Here's abc's kirit radia. Reporter: Today, thousands turned out at demonstrations across europe. Many calling for more protests when russia hosts the winter olympics next year in sochi. On friday, president obama added his voice. And if russia doesn't have gay and lesbian athletes, then it will probably make their team weaker. Reporter: The law is so broadly defined, just speaking about homosexuality or wearing rainbow colors in public could lead to fines, deportation, even jail. Some are now calling for a boycott of the sochi games. President obama rejected that idea. One of the things I am really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze. Reporter: Some openly gay athletes also oppose a boycott. When you practice and you train for 15, 20 years of your life, you essentially, this is your golden moment. Reporter: In the u.S., A movement to boycott russian products, including vodka, is growing. But the outrage overseas hasn't changed many minds in russia. A country where homosexuals are often attacked and support for the law remains high. With russia sending mixed signals, the international olympic committee now wants moscow to clarify what it will mean for athletes and fans during the games. David?

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":19927126,"title":"Thousands Protest Russia's Gay Marriage Ban Across Europe","duration":"1:32","description":"Many call for more protests when Russia hosts Winter Olympics in Sochi.","url":"/WNT/video/thousands-protest-russias-gay-marriage-ban-europe-19927126","section":"WNT","mediaType":"default"}