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Sen. Ed Markey Writes To Russia

"I am especially concerned with the provision of the law that allows for the possible detention of foreign citizens for up to 14 days before they would be expelled from the country. Many members of international athletic delegations, their families, spectators, and support staff proudly identify as members of the LGBT community. I believe it is essential for them to both feel and be safe from arrest, detention, and other forms of discrimination while in Russia." - Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), in a letter to Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.

RELATED: The newest member of the Senate, Markey won the special election to replace John Kerry last month.

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