The Russian Open Games have finally kicked off with Greg Louganis attending. However, the LGBT-inclusive sports festival has had to weather last-minute venue cancellations, a bomb threat, and threats from anti-LGBT politicians who urged the event to be shut down by the government.
A judge has ruled that Texas ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional. Citing last summer's Windsor Supreme Court ruling, United States District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio said that the marriage ban violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Today was meant to be the start of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation's Open Games in Moscow, but just hours before the launch, the event is being met with cancellations from four sporting venues and the Hilton Hotel.