TODAY   |  August 18, 2013

Russian athletes kiss in opposition to anti-gay law

Two female Russian athletes kissed on a winner's podium to protest anti-gay legislation, just a day pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva said she was "misunderstood" when she allegedly spoke out in supported of the country’s new laws. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

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>>> quite a sight following a track race in russia after the country took gold in the women's 4x400 relay. two of the female athletes kissed seemingly in protest of their country's new anti-gay law. this comes days after a russian pole vaulter spoke out in favor of the law sparking international uproar. the legislation makes it illegal to give information about homosexuality of those younger than 18 in russia.