Foes of Russia's anti-gay law ponder new tactics

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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) - The four-month campaign protesting Russia's ban on "gay propaganda" is entering a new phase, as human rights activists try to heighten pressure on the Olympics' top corporate sponsors to speak out before the Winter Games in Sochi.

The Worldwide Olympic Partners - among them Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Visa - have thus far sidestepped requests to explicitly condemn the law, rebuffing efforts that included behind-the-scenes meetings and correspondence with Human Rights Watch.

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